Colors and shapes..
I should admit that I am making this week my most laid back week before I get back in the tech game. I wanted to give myself a break from any tech-related research or programming and clear my mind. This will allow me to start fresh next week with all energy and enthusiasm. I am working on my Thesis document review comments this week. That should keep me busy enough. 🙂
On Sunday, I visited Blick Art Materials at DC for the first time, and let me tell you, it is an artist’s paradise in there. All possible artists supplies that is usually bought only online is in that store. And the store also helps out with picking the right materials. I have always been a crazy fan of Plaza Art Materials till I found this store. One biggest advantage for me is the accessibility to the Blick store via Metro. More brownie points !!! I ended up trying their Blickrylic colors in yellow, neon pink and neon orange. These colors are in the right consistency for art journaling – neither too thick nor too thin. Perfect to lay out on paper, but I bet it needs more than two coats on a canvas. They are pretty cheap and come in a variety of sizes. I am loving it!
Art journaling has been on my mind for quite sometime. My idea of art journaling is to do something quick and effective within ten to fifteen minutes and it should be mixed media work. I tried a variety of options using different journals from Strathmore and Canson, but I decided to use the Watercolor pad. This is the best option for me since it holds a lot of water and acrylic without buckling. Also, I find it too expensive to experiment on stretched canvas or canvas panels.
I worked on three art journal pages / watercolor sheets back to back. The joy of doing something totally intuitive and not having to worry about the outcome/cost means total freedom to create. I have attached these three journal pages here for you to enjoy.
Please leave a comment about how you like it and your suggestions for improvement.