Friday, October 29, 2010

A few bits of different..

I Love all types of art.  I can remember when I was young and I would spend summers at my Nana's house.  She loved to paint with oils and was really great at it.  I will never forget the summer she pulled out her wooden easel and a fresh canvas.  This time though it was for me.  The first time I dabbed a little paint onto the wooden palette and she talked to me about the brushes and how to flow with the paint.  It was really a magical moment for me.  I still remember what I painted and may have a picture of it somewhere (I need to find it).  Sadly though I do not have the actual painting.  The painting was a summer scene with an arched entry complete with flowers and greenery growing lusciously on it.  I can remember what I wanted it to be like and how it didn't quite come through on the canvas, but I was still proud of my first painting.  And even still today I remember most the moment it all happened and how it helped to mold my love of art.

So today I would love to share a simple watercolor painting of a flower I recently did on some scrap watercolor paper.  I enjoy playing around with the paint. Just to see what happens...

I also took a moment to create a page in my art journal.  So far my journal has been a combination of art and self discovery.  It has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to everyone.
I used a picture of my eyes.  It really is a window into ourselves, and so I thought it to be very appropriate for this page.  Some days I need to remind myself to just be ME.  And this page helps me remember that.  

Also a page I completed when I got back from vacation this summer.  
I watercolored the page first then stamped a few images and a perfect sentiment for this picture.  

I know this post has been long winded and if you made it this far you are a trooper.  Thanks for stopping by today and be on the lookout for a few projects tomorrow for Halloween. 

Happy Craftin'! and stay true to yourself!  


Jan said...

Such a beautiful album!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Congratulations on having your little song birdie featured on the Brave Girls site. She is such a cute little birdie and I love it that she is telling us to sing our own song!

Lee Ann

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ah!!! This is so cool Jenn! I love love love that you have an art journal. I make my students keep them and some of them love it and some of them hate it but I think they are just wonderful and serve a great purpose. SO INSPIRING!!! Now I need to get mine out. :D