Friday, 21 February 2014

Draw My Year journal

I am taking Joanne Sharpe's online class Draw My Yesr 2014 and I am enjoying the freedom if another self-paced class with a great teacher. Drawing everyday is the aim to capture the small alongside the big, which is a concept I like as a learner in the Art Journaling school.


I would say I am learning to enjoy the process. I am learning to use watercolours and Tombow markers and washi tap as page edging - I think I am becoming obsessed by this - oh dear.

Using the whole of a journal from the start has been challenging but has made me more adventurous and I love that the pages develop over time. I am loving snippets of colour on white pages - this may be in part due to the grey, brown and generally blue wet that is our landscape at the moment in the UK. The weather is wet, wild and wintery. It is lovely to be cuddled up by a fire looking across the loch rather than being blown around like we were this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy mark making. Cherry xxx


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Half Term Catch Up

I have been catching up on life over the last two days as it is half term. Lifebook course is fantastic and makes Mondays really exciting as the new lessons are released. They are helping me to learn new techniques and appreciate process not outcome more. 'Freedom' is my word of the year, and LB is enabling me to free myself from critical voices and responsibilities, in a healthy way.

Lesson four was a layered process that intimidated me alittle, but Kelly Hoernig made it straightforward.

Week Five was Tam's great spray ink lessons which initially I thought 'no way' can I do that. However, her step by step approach really worked for me and I have done it and really learnt lots.


I really like my face. Looking forward to starting lessons seven and eight now...only two behind!

I am working on Joanne Sharpe's 'Draw My Year 2014' too. Having joined Pinterest I have also found some great inspiration, including Vicky Papaioannou. Here is a sneak peek of a page in progress...

LO is also busy making a Tudor house, out of boxes, with her Grandfather 'Seanair' as part of a school project. She is really enjoying it and concentrating well whilst telling us lots about the Great Fire of London.


Enjoying the moment is working most of the time, I am giving up only an hour or two everyday, this keeps the anxiety at bay. We have enjoyed walking, talking and throwing stones in the sea so far, as well as making fire and seeing Stags running. Here's to the rest of the holiday. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you enjoyment of your moments this week. Cherry XXX


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Lesson 5 LB 2014

Marieke Blokland's lesson was really interesting and I have worked on it everyday this last week. Freeing myself for at least 10 minutes everyday felt good.

Painting in this way has taught me lots about technique and the tools.


Whilst copying Marieke's style it has made me consider my own style and how I want to free myself to find it alittle more this year.


I am going to return to lesson 4 this week and experiment with personal ideas too.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week. Cherry X