One thing you may or may not know about me is that I like to draw. I used to draw all the time when I was a teenager but then life got busy and I put it aside, until recently.
Life is still busy but the way I’m doing this, it really doesn’t take a lot of commitment or time to do. That’s why I started it in the first place. I knew I’d be able to actually do it.
I stink at keeping a journal, but yet I want to document a little bit of life around here, so this was the perfect solution.
I bought my art journal at Hobby Lobby. Yes, they actually make a journal specifically for drawing and painting and such. Who knew? I sure didn’t. But now I do and you do to. You’re welcome.
Now I just started this this year so I only have 2 entries so far. I decided to only do one per month as not to overwhelm my brain. Because obviously my brain can get easily overwhelmed.
I chose to use watercolor pencils. Why? Well because I draw better than I paint so I thought I would be able to combine the two.
For January I drew/painted this picture.
Then after you use a wet paint brush on it, it looks something like this.
The story behind this picture is this. We have a maple tree in our backyard and it held onto this one last leaf until the very last day of January. We watched as the wind blew and that leaf held on for dear life. It was such a fun memory for us that I decided that it would be my subject for my art journal. Are you starting to see how this works?
Here is the tree in question.
For February I of course decided to to more of a lovely dovey type of picture.
I first drew it with the pencils.
Then I blended it together.
Then this time I decided to add some stickers and scrapbook hearts.
On the back of each picture I write a little something something to sum up the month and what all went on. It’s so much fun. I hope this inspires you to give it a try. The only limit is your imagination.
HAVE A CREATIVE DAY MY FRIENDS!