Sunday, January 23, 2011

Learning New Things

I finished the pages for the Visual Journaling Workshop today. Last week, I showed you week 2. Here are week 3 and week 4.

As I mentioned last week, the pages are also my interpretation of "Highly Prized" for the Sketchbook Challenge. While I am not terribly satisfied with the piece, working on it did give me more experience with watercolor paper, gesso, charcoal pencil, oil pastels, watercolor brush pens, gel pen, ephemera, what Pam Carriker calls "re-usables," and recycling art. It also taught me something about my process and what I do and do not enjoy.

I hope that this exercise will help me to move forward with work in my journals/sketchbooks. It has given me a bit more confidence to attempt new things in that direction. I hope that it might inspire some of you to try new things.

Until next time, may you experience peace and all good.


  1. Hi Dianne

    The theme highly prized totslly threw me right at the beginning so I have procrastinated all month tellling my self I am too busy, I am writing lessons for an online class at Joggles... congratulations on your efforts, and I think learning what we don't like is almost as good as it helps us define our direction ....Janet

  2. I really like the idea of recycling old sketches... it looks like fun :)
    (I like your additional textures)

  3. Thanks for the feedback. I started the blog with the hope of learning what others thought about my work. It really helps.

    I like the additional textures, too, Kristin. The tools used to increase visibility of the facial features didn't work as well as I'd hoped, though. So, I will have to do more experimenting.