After writing a long article for Creatief met Foto’s this morning
I think I almost reached my quota of words that I have in one day
(and that’s a LOT – Peggy knows 😀 )
I’ve been staring at this blank blogpost-page for a while now,
and I really don’t know much to say… so let’s go straight to images.
(Note: All images enlarge when you click on them, for a better view)
The chronicles of Marit – week 3
When we visited my parents last weekend, my mom gave me a photo book
with marvelous, big photos of desert landscapes in it, to use in my art journals
(I also got a lot more materials and magazines to use in my work – she collects
all kinds of things for me and she knows just what I like! Thanks mom!!!).
I choose this picture to use as a background for week 3. It wasn’t the most
beautiful photo in the book (I didn’t dare to work with that one right away)
but still I had trouble writing on the photo… and it shows on the page.
It looks a bit forced and timid… but it’s okay.
The next page for A Year in the Life of an Art Journal is the opposite…
I LOVE THIS PAGE!
It turned out exactly as I wanted it to look, with the exact ‘feeling’. YEAY!!!
This was the last prompt for 2010
Vision: What is your vision for the new year? Or for your life in general?
What does the word “vision” mean to you?
Journaling: Do I have a vision for 2011? I have an overall idea on what
I expect and want to achieve next year but is it a vision? Ooh, those English
words and subtle meanings. I still struggle with them sometimes. I hope to
continue the personal art journey that I started. I hope to walk the path
that I am on a little further. Explore more possibilities. Learn. Teach.
Discover. Play. Create. Stay true to myself. Be happy. Be healthy. Be me.
At the end of the day, I played with a dip pen, a brush and Indian ink.
I hadn’t worked with Indian ink since art school, and it was fun to fool
around with the stuff again. I could feel my drawing skills coming back
and I plan to keep on sketching and drawing every now and then – to
improve my skills but, most of all, because it’s FUN and I can do it with
less light (it’s still dark early in the Netherlands!)
I’m not very good at drawing faces, so I focus on that. (And next is hands,
I already surfed the Internet for tutorial movies on Youtube)
I must admit, I like the ‘boy in the middle – with his waving rake-hands –
and the buildings the best. If the faces won’t work, I can always go draw
skylines and buildings. Ha!
And this were my words for today. In a blogpost that is.
(I save a few to whisper in my beloved’s ear later this evening…)
P.S. On my website, I published work of students
who are in my Let it Loose workshop. Go take a look!
You can find the layouts in the Public Gallery