Thursday, April 26, 2018

More Art Journaling

I've been trying to do one page per day in my planner - the Hobonichi Techo.  This simple Japanese planner has a cult following! 

Web Photo
Web Photo

The journal paper is divine - thin, smooth, yet strong - properties that result in a rather steep learning curve.  When covered in watercolors or inks, the pages make a delicious sound when turned. 

I use the weekly pages as a Gratitude Journal.

My focus is to learn to work with the Tomoe River paper.  I'm still learning what media to use and how my current pens, pencils, and watercolors perform on its surface. Fortunately, there is a lot of help out there with YouTube, blogs, and Facebook. 

I've pledged to work with my Inktense pencils as much as possible. 

I've had them so long, but haven't used them enough to feel comfortable. 

I'm hoping the Hobonichi will enable me to improve my sketching and painting, in addition to recording bits of everyday life.

I'm so glad to be back at the Art Journaling, though I do miss digital artwork.  Apparently, my brain is incapable of indulging both techniques at once. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Fun with Inks!

Experimenting with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Inktense watercolor pencils in my art journal.