Hello everyone! Hope everyone's had a good week and have some fun plans for the coming weekend!
This is a page in my watercolor journal. I played a lot with watercolors and sketching while at the beach a few weeks ago and have been sharing my pages in recent posts. This one was inspired by two things- the girlfriends I went shopping with a few times (we had SO much fun!) and a whimsical style inspired by the new book I picked up to read while away. The book is called Creative Girl-Mixed Media Techniques For An Artful Life by Danielle Donaldson. Thanks so much for the recommendation Susan!)
Do any of you have it? What do you think of it?
I was immediately enchanted by the cover and that delight continued all the way through the book!! And then I saw that coincidentally she was featured in Somerset Studio July/August (which I had also taken to the beach to read) in the Artist Profile section! I love the projects and lessons and have been following them to learn to be freer with the drawing part and using randomly painted pages to form a theme or story.
My page began like this:
The flower girls in the completed pg. are part of a notecard I cut and glued to this page Then I looked for imagery like flowers and hearts in the paint and with a black pen and a white pen I doodled away. I wrote in pencil at the top "friendship in full bloom". I have several more pages in the works and almost complete so be on the lookout! As a matter of fact-I'll show you a loose pencil sketch that began my second page for another of Danielle's projects:
Now for something completely different (well, variety IS the spice of life isn't it?)
This is a mosaic collage done in another journal inspired by the theme at ArtJournalJourney "through my window" along with inspiration from a You Tube video by Serena Barton. You can see my other mosaic collage projects along with the links here and here. And I'll have more exciting news to share with regards to Serena very soon!!
The images are from Paper Whimsy and I typed the words "par la fenêtre, elle rêve", French for "by/through the window she dreams".
Linking this post to Art Journal Every Day; Art Journal Journey; Art it Friday-Show Your Face, Mix It Monthly (theme is mixed media flowers) and Paint Party Friday. Tout a l'heure!
" I cannot imagine where I would be today if it were not for the friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun." Chuck Swindoll