Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Finishing up.

I still have a couple of stray, unfinished pages in last year's journal. I got a kick out of this one because I found an image to match the quote. The image is from a stamp by Daniel Torrente. I added the dripping water balloon.

Friday, January 3, 2014


 The colors for my inside title page for my journal look a little pastel in this picture but they are more bold in person. Still I like the effect.

The cover for my journal you'll find here.

The next page facing my calender squares page is just one I wanted to try from a clip art sort of book of fantasy drawings. I freehanded the castle in pencil and then used my nice new watercolor crayons just to see if I could make it look like a nice castle. Not bad for my first try. I'm happy with the doors. I have a weird thing for doors so I'm glad these came out well.

And here is my January page in shades of blues and grays. So far the weather has matched the theme for the squares. I'm glad I stock up the freezer in August because I'd hate to have to go out in the weather we've had for the past week. 
I'm playing with the idea of keeping this journal a pure watercolor journal. We'll see if my attention span will hold onto that idea. ;)

New Year, New Journal

 I found some inexpensive but good quality watercolor spiral books on a great sale a few months ago. I bought four for under $10. I pulled them apart, replaced the cover with a sheet of the paper from one of the other pads, added an extra two sheets and now I have a nice watercolor paper journal for this year for about $2.50. Plus I have extra to make some other books for other projects. I love it when I find a bargain!

This is the cover of my new journal for this year. I love the little guy on the cover. He speaks my mood on a whole lot of days. lol

The last of December

I'm finally delving into some watercolor crayons that I've had for some time. I have two different brands of crayons and one set of Inktense pencils by Derwent. I do like the Inktense pencils very much for tight spaces. I got a set of Caran D'Ache watercolor crayons with a 50% off coupon at the craft store and I really like them a lot. They are what I used on the vocabulary page and they are very bold. I might get to like this watercolor stuff for some of my pages. It's quite portable with a water filled brush that I bought. I can take everything with me to my daughter's classes and happily paint without making a mess.