I started a fresh new journal this week, and have been having great fun with it. I love the freshness of a new journal, it somehow feels different working in a new one, new opportunities, new idea, well, freshness! Do you know what I mean?
I'm trying to make some time for journaling every day. It's not easy, but the other day, as my son asked to do some painting, I opened my journal, and decided to paint along. It was a great idea, because althout we only painted for about 10 minutes (he's two and a half, and that's as much art as he can take! :), I used it as an exericise.
We used watercolors, and as I noticed how my son's use of colors and brush strokes are so different than mine, so free and careless, just letting his brush go anywhere, loading or not loading it with paint, not bothering to clean it inbetween, I decided to learn from him.
This is his drawing, which I absolutely love, and I stuck in my journal! I loved his dry brush strokes, which were created using way too much force on the brush, and I love how it looks like a fantastic little fish!
So this is my drawing, done by looking at him. I started on the left page, you can see the more vibrant black strokes, those were the ones I started with, and then I moved to drier ones. I also used a color palette I would never have thought of myself - mustard and purple??? and then I continued on the right side, and this creature appeared, so I decided to just go with it, and painted it. I love this page!
The rest of my pages I used to finally try all the new paints and markers I've been hoarding,
Try new techniques, and basically just enjoy myself, and see where each page takes me.
The images on both of the above pages were done using image transfer. The tutorial is here.