Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bless this Mess

This week I started an online course with Junelle Jacobsen and Christy Tomlinson. I signed up for this late one night while I was at retreat and have been waiting anxiously for it to start. When they say it will start on the 23rd, but in reality it doesn't start till the next day as the time difference is about 16 hours.
The first weeks lesson revolve around breakfast and autumn leaves. Sketching and painting with water colours on gesso is what we are practising. I have always drawn, but I find that I don't do enough actual drawing. So that is the focus of the lessons. Here are a few of my "works of art".

This the title page of my latest art journal. I am using a hard covered book that I bought at a library board of WA sale years ago. I am using a lot of gesso to prepare the pages for drawing and painting.
School is busy as usual, but this week will see the final preparations for our fun fair. I am running a craft stall and have been making things with my students to sell. I wonder if the book stall will have some new art journals for sale. Lol!