What a whirlwind time i had in Seattle! Many thanks to my host Kathleen for having me as a guest in her home – she has a lovely family! I enjoyed making art at night with her two children Mick and Katy. I’ll post some photos tomorrow of the yarn bombing in Pioneer Square – Kathleen wrote an article about it! Fun Stuff!
Teesha’s class – Little Journal: Big Intentions was great –held in the Annex which as you will see in a few days was a super colourful and creative place and was very conducive to creativity (obviously). In a few days I’ll be creating a youtube video of the Annex and the class so please stay tuned! Notice i had leveraged one of my Self-portraits by copying it, shrinking it down and using it in this spread.
It was fun being instructed by Teesha how to create a funky journal in her style. What i especially enjoyed was listening to Teesha talk about the Law of Attraction and how she has created the life she has now by utilizing many of the manifesting principles. She’s very passionate about her beliefs and i think she was relieved that she could share this passion in a class setting without being worried that people would judge her as weird or strange. After all the participants were taking the class because they wanted to make their dreams a reality by using art journaling as a tool.
Here is another section of my book (not finished yet) – you may recognize the face on the right – it’s from a Marie Antoinette journal page i made a couple of years ago – i colour copied her. The little gal under the words “Amaze yourself” is my self-portrait for friday. I didn’t make one for Saturday as i was on my way home then and was pretty bagged by the time i arrived…..i know – it’s no excuse – tomorrow I’ll create 2 portraits to make up for it !
Another angle of the book opened up – we made signatures. The sweet book is about 4 x 5 inches. It folds into itself.
The crow with the tin can lid comes from the Marie Antoinette Journal page – i just gave him a hat to spiff him up a bit.
This is my self-portrait for yesterday (took close to an hour to make)– you can probably notice the Teesha Moore influence here – fantasy creatures…….me as a bird. To be honest – i enjoy this way of drawing WAY MORE than trying to draw realistic pictures – but then that’s just me . I will be using this image in some of my future journal pages!
This is today’s portrait created with a pen and ink – i rarely draw with a dip pen so this was interesting. I used a small mirror to keep checking my face. It took about 15 minutes to create. It wasn’t nearly as fun to make as the bird girl portrait.
A Wonderful art journaling video
See you all tomorrow!