Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year Challenges

I am really excited about some of the things that are happening for the new year. I remember years ago, art was a very big part of my life. I've dabbed in oil painting, watercolor, acrylic (which I never could get the hang of cause of it drying so fast.)
I've tried pastels, that's tricky too. lol! I used to belong to an Art guild when I lived in Mt. View. I've done a few, very few portraits.
I've got some drawings but they are packed and at the other house. Am hoping to run by and find them so I can use in my new challenges I am going to do this new year.
As happens in life I got sidetracked learning to quilt. Then as the years progressed I wanted to learn more about color. So took some online classes and then eventually started learning to dye my own fabrics.
Then I got sidetracked again and started learning to crazy quilt, and embroidery. Then I got to studying on color again. I had taken a couple classes on using a journal but never got the classes finished. So some of the supplies I have is from those classes.
Then most recently I have gotten sidetracked with learning collage. I'm having a blast with that.
So as you see at the top of my page there is a button for the sketchbook challenge. I had decided I wanted to do this. I need to get back to where I started from and combine them all together. So do go take a peek and see if it's something that interests you.
Then to top it all off I heard about this new workshop given by Strathmore
There will be three different workshops given. I've signed up for all three.
So below is a photo of my supplies, watercolors, pastels, paint pens, brushes , gesso, white gel pens, blending stumps, graphite pencil, had to purchase the watercolor pencils, that's not on the list but something I wanted to try.
And below my different journals. The one with the cover is just a journal for taking notes and all.
The black one underneath is an artist journal, I have done several collages in it but you can also use watercolors and all on it. 3 moleskin journals, the Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor and then Strathmore Visual Journal mixed media. I didn't pay attention to that till after I had purchased but I am going to use this little journal to mix my paints, pens, etc so I can see what colors I want to use before using it in a project.
So I am excited and all ready to start the new year. It's going to be a blast!!!


arts4all said...

Hi Thelma! We are thinking alike as I am also going to do the online Strathmore workshops. I'm starting at Wkshp. 1. Won't it be fun? Where ever did you get the visual journal notebook, or is that your own art on the cover?

Thelma said...

Awesome!! It will be lots of fun! I got the visual journal at hobby lobby. Just remember you need the Strathmore visual journal watercolor. lol The small journal I wasn't paying attention and it's for mixed media. But that's ok.

imagine:joy said...

Hi Thelma, I am also taking these 3 workshops. I look forward to seeing pages from your visual journal!

Thelma said...

Hi Joy, it will be great seeing what we all do in this workshop!

Fabric Art said...

Thelma I am also taking these 3 workshops, I have never made a journal before, so I hope I can figure it out, thanks for comment on my blog.