Thursday, June 23, 2011

Keeping an art journal

Finally I get to my art journal. I kept a journal, but would love to do more in it. What kept me from it is me thinking I can not draw or do art. But I learned that anything I want to create is art for me. It is not meant for others untill I will publish it. But I had to find something to give me that confidence. In my search I found the art of doll dreams. Doll dreams is art made by Adriana. I love those dolls, the look you can create on their faces. I also discovered that she gives workshops. So up I went to her blog, flickr, youtube channel and finally I found her doll dreams ning network. And ..... of course I joined. My former ATC's are made after seeing the first video's and pdf's and much more. So my opinion has changed; I can draw and make my own art! And I would like to share my progress with you.

This is just a sketch book. I would not wait the Moleskine I ordered:)) THis sketch book is good for practicing. Although I have to say these pages will not be destroyed. I'll keep this sketchbook as an art journal. Watch the video here under to see what I created up to now!!!

The pages are kind of thin. But I adhere old newspaper or other paper to the pages. Then I add gesso to the pages and I am ready to go: draw, paint, use prismacolor pencils and so on.... Hey, that is called mixed media, yeahhhh!

No courage yet to draw arms or hands, hehehe ... funny, but no ugly arms or hands for me:)

I am waiting for my Moleskine art journal. So what you see here are my first official trials. Love to do it and play with alll kinds of mediums. The freedom to play with whatever glue, paper, paint, pencils, markers, drawings, book, embellishment is immense. Just mix your mediums = mixed media. You should try it!

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