Well, I’ve been really enjoying this first week of my Reflections art journaling course and, since I separated my beautiful (and huge) journal into 14 pages, I’m meant to paint a page per day for this two week course.
All things being equal.
Of course, all things are not always equal and so days and pages naturally overlap, but I thought you might like to see these past two days.
This next assignment was to gather images and make a collaged timeline of my life.
So I gathered the images,
followed the instructions tried to follow the instructions, but the template Jeanne offered wasn’t working for me. And that’s alright, because this course is meant to help me express my way, not Jeanne’s way. I love that.
So soon the template turned into some lovely finger painting and blending…
Then I began collaging my images.
Represented are: Prague my home town, Northmoor in Oxfordshire and Vancouver BC where I live, there’s my sense of wonder, of fun, and my wish for learning, my photography, images form artists I admire, poetry, the music I paint on…and it just went on and on.
Deeply personal and beautiful to me. I can’t stop studying it.
It was supposed to be a timeline but it turned into an all-about-me-while-having-no-chronological-order-whatsoever line. It’s all good.
Most gratifying to have it in my journal.
Then I listened to a couple of audio files and painted these two pages.
The one on the left is a dry mediums study (Charcoal and graphite) and the one on the right is a wet mediums study (inks and acrylics).
Same subject, two different techniques. I’m loving this course guys.
And I’m really excited because I’m finishing my painting for tomorrow’s DC: reef. Can’t wait to see everyone’s contributions 😀