If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks!
I have just returned from a lovely trip to Bali where I got to relax watching beautiful sunsets that perfectly co-ordinated with my watermelon juice.
The Journal I worked in was one I started on my Escape Artist Retreat to Bali last year. It is handbound from a variety of watercolour and miscellaneous papers. It was pretty juicy and full with colour and drawings, but I set myself the goal of 'finishing' it on this vacation.
These are some of the 'finished' pages:
My can't-live-without supplies are in this picture. Obviously the three Prismacolor pencils (cobolt turquoise, Dark Brown and Parma Violet) are well loved! I love mixing them with watercolours. The set I took with me was my Schmincke Jane Davenport selection. Neutral Tint and Indigo were my most used colours on this trip. I love sketching with my favourite Pen, and making highlights with the Sharpie White ex-fine paint pen. Those are my desert island choices!
- The Jane Davenport selection of Schmincke Watercolours is available here: click
- MEPXY Pastel Set is available here: click
- Neptune Watercolour Brushes are available here: click
- Jane Davenport Epic Pen available here: click
- Golden Fluid Acrylics ( Paynes Grey, Quin Magenta, Pthalo Turquoise, Niko Azo Gold, teal)
Liquitex Gesso and Matte Medium,
- Ceramcoat matte acrylic Dune's Beige: click
- China Marker in white and black: click
- Watersoluble graphite pencil.
- White Sharpie in ex fine, fine and Medium: click
- Pigma Professional brush pens: click
- Princeton Select Acrylic paintbrush 1" wash
Kum ellipse sharpener
- Prismacolour pencils (As you can see cobolt turquoise, Parma Violet, Peach, Dark Brown are favourites!)
All of the pens and brushes fitted in my pencil case and the paints and markers fitted in a larger travel pouch. It was a refreshing change to travel so lightly with my art-supplies! And I really enjoyed working in a Journal I had already started. I like to mix things up for myself, and I hope you do too!
Thank you so much to the gorgeous Julie for inviting me to write this Blog Post. I can't wait to meet up with her in Byron Bay next May!
Join Julie at my Studio in Australia, The Nest, in two fabulous workshops!
Stamp Camp: April 23 & 24, 2016
This is *ALL* of Julie's favorite stamp carving techniques including layered stamps and repeating stamps. PLUS we'll delve deep into stamp design.
Go Big or Go Home: April 30 & May 1, 2016
Like the title says, we'll be working big to create enormously awesome art for your walls!
Did you know that the price of the class includes almost all of the supplies for class?! That means you can show up empty handed and leave loaded down with finished art, tools, and supplies to make more!!
Here is this week's linky list:
Jane “Danger” Davenport is an internationally recognized artist, best-selling author and popular workshop instructor. Through her online Art Schools, publications and Escape Artist Retreats, Danger has enabled tens of thousands of people from all around the world to embrace their innate artistic selves.
You can see more here: www.janedavenport.com/workshops