This journal spread in a brand new Moleskine Sketchbook is for Hope Wallace Karney's first lesson, Musings on Paper, which is part of the Artful Pages-4 artists 4 ways online workshop I'm involved in. I have never done art journaling with a lot of writing in it, so this is a whole new thing for me. Hope's lesson was wonderful for me because she gave me the steps I needed and things I could do that had me jumping into this new art easily. Thanks, Hope! She gave us a few directions to approach a blank page and then a specific task to fill the page. It worked! I added a little bit of color with my Staedtler Aquarell pencils and 'popped' the marks I made with a water brush. The page was a little too plain for me, so I tried spritzing on a little turquoise Perfect Pearls mist, a new toy for me I got from Collage Stuff. I masked the photos so they wouldn't get hit with the spray (with a piece of scrap paper to cover them) and tried not to spray too much! If you click on the scan above you can see this better. I look forward to Hope's 2nd and 3rd lessons tomorrow and Friday so I can learn more and do more with Art Journaling. It's not too late to join us. Registration is open and is just $40 for 12 lessons: Artful pages - 4 Artists 4 ways.
Our friends Garth & Nora left yesterday afternoon for Naples, FL where Garth's father lives. Garth has a company meeting in Ft Lauderdale today, they will head back to our home for 2 more nights before their plane for NY leaves on Saturday. I am a little behind in a few things because of this but I am catching up!! There are 4 packages of absolutely wonderful Vintage Note Cards for the swap I'm hosting that I am going to scan and upload now! So check the Creative Swaps blog in the near future for more lovely art.