Tag: August 2012

August is for Art Journal
fri 3 aug 2012

Entry #1 on this page (tagged: august, )

I've decided to work on my art journal this month. And in the spirit of art, I'd also like to share this video with you...

  The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross Remix

I admit, the first time I watched, I cried.

okay. and the second time, too. Nevermind about all the other times I watched... I really must also admit, I think Bob Ross is the coolest.

:) My Grandma thought Bob Ross was wonderful as well. I have a Bob-Ross-Inspired painting that my Grandma made. It's hanging right next to my computer and it reminds me of her every day.

"Happy little trees..."
"We don't make mistakes! Just happy accidents."
There Are No Limits Here

I'm not going to be doing any oil painting -- but the video is definitely going to be my theme song for my art journal. :)

(and very many thanks to Rachel at the Swap-Bot Blog!)

fri 17 aug 2012

Entry #2 on this page (tagged: august, )

Soooo... I've been sick. fah. Apparently being sick is my new thing because I dealt with germs several times over at the beginning of the year as well. fah.

The interesting thing this time 'round was that I lost my voice. ha. That's never happened before! Well, it was okay, because I don't really talk that much anyway!

I've been taking it easy... and in doing nothing, I was reminded about how uptight I get about all my projects.

Yeah. Uptight is exactly the word.

I don't know why I get that way. My projects are the things I love doing, right? Why can't I just have fun and leave the obsessiveness at the curb?

I just don't know how to relax: my projects always get out of control! ha.

Well, anyway.

colour swatches

I did a few pages of colour swatches in my new art journal. This is the Derwent Inktense set (new to me). Inktense are coloured pencils that have a water-activated dye. It's the first time I've used them, and I think I like them.

Much nicer than watercolour pencils because when you run water over the Inktense, the pencil lines disappear. And the colours are as advertised: intense!

And the "rag" that I used to wipe my water brush off, between colours, is a knitted dish cloth that my Grandma made.

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