Yes, I am back at the blog post again!! Soon I will be so regular with my posting it wont amaze me each time I start a new post! It also helps that I have been creating for myslef more and not just for classes. I think you get to a point that you are creating so many classes that you lose a bit of interest in creating for yourself until you truly feel like you are learning something new. That is why I am loving the new focus of learning to draw. Each time I learn something new and put it into practice I feel that sense of accomplishment, that moment of "wow" I just drew that. 2 months ago I couldn't draw to save myself and now I feel like if someone shows me how to do something new in the drawing area I will be able to give it a good go. Maybe end up quite happy with the results. The change of mindset helps so much towards empowering you in your creativity, Just sayin'. :)
My hubby dear has recently created me a very cool set up (albeit not the best furniture fashion statement but highly functional) for video recording my projects so I hope to start showing a lot more video projects here on my blog. I will try and video most of the work I do (depending upon when I can sneak his laptop off him to have it connected for recording). Then a bit of time editing and viola, more stuff to share here and hopefully a great tool for sharing my creative process.
So this week, I have created a couple of journal page projects and I will share one here with you now. She started as a quick sketch and then after 5 hours of work this is what transpired...
I tried a new way of colouring her hair, using my brand new Faber Castell Pitt pens. I think they will be well loved in this house! Mind you, they will be hard pressed to overshadow my Derwent Inktense pencils that have totally stolen my heart. Check out how they blend with gesso in the video of me creating this girl! Seriously once you try these pencils you will fall in love, especially if you are like me and love beautiful, vibrant colours.
I can also share my card lesson for the month of January. These cards were based around the beautiful Prima Optimist range. Yes my love affair with bright and bold colour continues. I also really love yellow, it makes me happy when I see it and that is always a good thing!
How can you not love a touch of happy yellow! I don't want a yellow house, but a touch of yellow here and there is a happy thing.
I also taught this Art Journal class to a group of girls at Paper Flourish and one of them was my little girl. She has loved it and has been drawing and colouring in it quite a bit. All the girls did such an amazing job of their journals. They all made it their own, changing the colours and placement of a few elements but they really did all look sensational. The girls were all so excited by what they created as well and it feels so rewarding when you can see how proud they are of what they created.
Miss Kaitlyn has made her Mummy very proud when she coloured this image I stamped for her from the new Bloom Girl Stamps as she recognised that both the neck and the hair under the fringe needed to be darker! She is only 6 years old, so I think she is doing a wonderful job with her colouring.
So proud of my little girl for her efforts on this page in her journal!
And that is another quick blog post from me! Better short and sweet than not at all! Thanks for stopping by.