My scanner isn't quite wide enough for my 14" journal spreads, but this one commemorates the Westcoast Odyssey of Letters that I attended recently. It works so much better as a spread than when scanned as separate pages:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Often when I draw in my journal I'm motivated by practicing my drawing. A local park sculpture challenged me earlier this summer, so I returned to try a different tool - this time a watercolor crayon to draw the fat red forms rather than the lines around them. My hunch was right - it was much easier this way! Note to self: Think about which approach would be easier before you start.
An Exercise from Quick and Lively Urban Sketching
My slippers are a frequent subject. this time I was "drawing shapes", rather than line or form.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
OK, I didn't actually go to Ephesus, Turkey today, but we're currently reading Paul's letter to the Ephesians at church, so I drew this from a photo I took when I visited there in 2012.
I'm reading a book by Samanthe Dion Baker called Draw Your Day, and although her style is different than mine (of course), her philosophy of drawing your day is basically what my approach is.
I've been receiving good feedback from artist friends when they see my journal, and one person has asked me to post some on my blog, so I think I'll group them by subject until I get caught up.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
The daily prompts were:
The collaboration on our calendars took a turn last week. My sister has fallen in love with cross stitch, diamond painting, and knitting and hasn't been inspired to draw. She's great at interpreting the prompts, though, so she helps me come up with ideas. That's great collaboration, because my brain freezes at some of these.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
My sister and I are participating in Inktober again this year; we're using our calendars to do a little ink drawing. We're using the prompts provided by the organizer:
I've participated in Inktober before. If you'd like to see the different approaches I've used you can click on the Inktober tag in the Media and Projects word cloud on the right.