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!!!