Lots of experimenting with new materials here, also some scribble faces and quickly drawn “step-above-a-scribble” face LOL. Starting to learn what supplies I like working with the best and others I need to practice more with. Also finding out just how important paper is for different mediums! For example, 100 lb presentation card stock is AMAZING for markers! Toned paper and craft paper is perfect for black and white china markers. Flat canvas and old vinyl album covers are great for collage mixed media. I really love working on watercolor paper however NOT when using markers like copic as it sucks up all the ink.
There is so much fun in learning. Often things do not come out the way I see in my head or anything like what is being taught in class… instead of throwing it away, I just play some more. Experiment with color, texture, how supplies interact with each other. Super fun, best way to learn is to play like a five year old! So even if I wind up with a silly looking project, I now embrace it and share it. I learned something. I had fun. That’s what it’s all about!
My most recent discovery is Karen Campbell of Awesome Art School. I am having so much fun with her current #FunFabFaces challenge. She puts out a video every Friday on YouTube Our goal is to draw 100 faces in 100 days (or even one a week, whatever you want!) This is also a very supportive and educational group.
I have been combining my 100 Faces Challenge with my Jane Davenport Supplies me class… they go very well together 🙂
This is my first Mission Inspiration Art Journal. Mission Inspiration is a fun group created by Mike Deakin, there are journaling prompts in his Facebook group and YouTube channel, and he has an amazing website with journaling prompts, digi downloads and handmade journals.
This is a supportive group and great for all levels of talent! Very freeing and positive community. I find it a great place to learn, relax, and make new friends.
I started taking art classes online. My first two I am sharing here. They are by Jane Davenport (Supplies Me and I Heart Drawing). I’m still participating and finally learning to draw! I decided to learn to draw before I turn 50 LOL. I will also be making folders for my classes on Pinterest.
Here are some of my past journals I have made. I will be updating on a more regular basis to show new journals. The most up-to-date posts are on Instagram and Facebook. I have a few in my Etsy shop, however most sales are made from my used bookstore, Ye Olde Bookshoppe, in Wenatchee, WA, and Instagram, it’s just easier 🙂 I also try and upload to YouTube as time permits.
I make journals using my own materials, digi designs by others, random junk, scrapbook paper, etc. I make different styles as well. Junk Journals (my fave!), mini albums, sketch and watercolor journals, etc. I hand dye my own coffee paper and assemble the covers myself. I make my own bookcharms and tassels, and even my own paper beads.
This book was written by an admin on an amazing homeschool group I am part of. I cut my teeth here and learned most of what I know from admins and members (past and present). There are so many resources out there, this book will help you remember what it is really about. Take a deep breath, relax and ENJOY your children!
My review as posted on Amazon and Goodreads: