A month ago I was approached to do a review of a new planner line created by Workman Publishing and Pipsticks. I was given an option to choose one of three themed packages, and my choice was “for the Dreamer…”. This set was quoted to be perfect for the creative spirit.
Disclaimer: I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DRAWING. I suck and I know that. I doodle because it helps with my anxiety or just makes me feel better. I start drawing without knowing what I am going to draw. I just go with the flow.
I decided to make a time lapse video of me drawing. Just because I wanted to do a time lapse video for awhile and enjoy watching art journal videos. (And yes I am quite bad at drawing anything with either of my hands as evidenced by this video.)
I used watercolours, generic brushes and a sketchbook I got from a local store.
I’m quite aware it is February 😉 I wrote those down a month ago, but never got to share them.
read 70 books*
listen to 10 audiobooks
see 10 theatre plays
watch 50 movies
start art journal again
blog regularly (once a day)
take more photos and share them
consistently write book reviews
write plays/events reviews
take care of my health
start going to the gym again
travel to new places
meet new people
smile every day
*I set my goal at GoodReads for 70 books as well, but it is not the same. On GoodReads I keep track of both books and audiobooks, but in my journal I keep them separate. Which means that I will hit my GoodReads goal before my personal one.
I must say that my book reading challenge is going quite nicely AND I have already listened to 10 audiobooks, so that is quite encouraging 😀
I also started a new art journal. I hope to keep doing that throughout the year.
I still suck at writing and posting reviews right after the events/plays/reading books. But I am working on it!
I haven’t posted any pages from my art journal for over a month. I did some art journaling and doodling in June, but when July came I wasn’t very inspired and at the end of July due to some circumstances I had to pack all of my things. All of my art stuff is still packed. I did sneak out one journal and a handful of pens.
So here are some of my weirdly dimensional doodles in the park.
I started a new sketchbook. So far I am happy with only two pages (this is the title page). The paper is more toothy and rough than Moleskine sketchbook and I find it more challenging to draw zentangles and doodles =( But I tried acrylic paint on it and watercolours and although this sketchbook is meant for light washes only, even acrylic looks fine. Watercolours look better though!
This is my first attempt at using acrylic paint. I am mesmerized by the fact that it dries so quickly AND when it dries it is so smooth to touch! I had never had acrylics when I was a kid. I only ever used watercolours and gouache, so this is a new experience for me. Love that I can do layers of paint.
My first acrylic paints (already tried them and they are so smooth!) and I am almost done with my current art journal, so I purchased two. Once is very heavy thick paper perfect for mixed media (on the left), and the other is a sketchbook but is also suitable for light washes (on the right). And pens. More pens. And finally a white permanent marker that actually works! Sadly it is not a fine tip, but I am managing.
I also got glossy gel medium. Which is awesome but it is sooo sticky and disgusting when it gets on my fingers. Worse then glue 🙁
But I am very excited and I am already trying all of these 😀