A Friend inspired me recently to start art journaling. Her work is amazing and after I read her article and saw her artwork in Somerset's Art Journaling magazine, I was hooked. So before I left on my last trip to California, I bought myself a notebook, pens and watercolor pencils.
I thought that I would find time in the evenings while I was there or on the weekend, but I never got to it. So in the airport and on the flight home, I gave it my first attempt. I have never been a good sketch artist and I am still not, but I LOVE these watercolor pencils. The more you work with them, the better you get at blending.
Art journaling is certainly different from any other art form I have tried, but I love paper art so I am in my happy place here. It is personal, thought provoking and I find that I am creating the text and the art only for me.
This piece is inspired by Nat. Her Somerset article talks about the use of white to make your artwork and text pop. It really does.
I was getting impatient on the plane for our beverage service. I needed my water for my paint brush. I stretched out my plastic carry case out in front of me and some how managed to balance everything in my lap. Creativity hits in the oddest and sometimes not so convenient places.
I will continue to plug away at this until I find my style and my comfort zone with it. I will pack it up again to take to California for this next trip and hopefully I will be inspired by the scenery or the people. Thanks, Nat for your artwork. It has inspired!