Thursday, January 8, 2009


Things to do for 2009. Journal

My previous way of journaling was to draw or write stuff
on pieces of paper some which were lost or thrown out by
mistake; some kept in a binder.

My sister had given me 2 journals as part of a birthday
gift a few years ago. I only used 3 pages in one book.
Until last year around May I thought that I would like to
design handbags. That's when I used book two. When I
started to dye/paint my own fabric those experiments
went into part two of book two.

Sketched but never painted

The other day I went to Michael's and bought a sketch book,
Gesso, some brushes and sketch pencils and of course an
eraser. I already have some acrylics in some basic colors.
I was so excited to start that I ran into my craft room and
closed the door, looked under my desk, table and drawers
and made sure that there were no Art Police around. I
painted my first page with Gesso. (-:

Then I didn't know what to do next? I took out a stencil
and painted Gesso over it, and let it dry. I then painted
the whole page green and to my surprise - It Worked! - I
could see the leaves of the stencil. And the page still
sits there blank. ? Until I'm ready to use it.
My First try at actually painting something was over
at Embrace The Face. Wasn't great but at least a start.
I liked to sew and never quilted and now I do that pretty
well. I like to sketch (a little) and now I would like
to paint.


Over at Misty Mawn (as you may have heard of through the
blogvine) journal everyday in January - Self Portrait.

I did not sign up but in checking out all the bloggers
who did; I was hit with the urge to give it a try.

I did start this blog to journal my experiments and
here is yet another. TaDa..

I know it doesn't EXACTLY look like me but you
know what? I enjoyed doing it!


  1. Enjoying the process of artmaking is key. Thanks for sharing! Good job! I'm at the beginning of my own art journaling journey, and I've experienced many emotions, too. I guess that's a part of new discoveries. Keep journaling! You're doing great! Bravo to you!

  2. Good Luck with your Art Journal
    Fannie! Thank you for your support;
    I really appreciate it!


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