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Monthly Archives: July 2010

need to art journal~!

For the past week (actually, just checked my blog, it’s been nearly a month) I haven’t been doing any art journaling.

I’ve either been trying to slog through the horde of photos taken during the trip to Spain – and I cringe at the quality of some of the shots; don’t ask me to take photos when it’s 36 degrees out, I won’t be in the mood – or watching the Watercolour Secrets DVD that a friend bought for my birthday.

But I’ve been watching a lot of JournalArtista Youtube clips and SamanthaKira’s ustream videos and I’m itching to play in my journal again. (Btw, are any of you guys missing SamathaKira’s Youtube clips?)

Tonight, I’m going to play with some paint while watching some youtube clips.


I was visiting Kira’s JournalGirl blog in my daily blog meanderings and was pointed to the tumblr phenomenon.

Now I have this major weakness against online social networks, new gadgets and fads and tumblr seems to meet all those criteria (if you could call the tumblr iphone app a gadget).
Since it was founded in 2007, it’s a surprise that I haven’t bumped into tumblr earlier.
However I have a feeling I might have seen it and just dismissed it as another digg alternative (I just don’t get the digg-fad for some reason).

So yes, I’ve got a tumblr account now and I’m trying to figure out a way to incorporate it into blogger without bogging it down.

I’m back

Well I’ve actually been back for a week already but I’ve been hiding because my photos were unorganised and I had nothing ready to post with regards to my Portugal/Spain trip.

Actually I still don’t have any of my photos ready, but I thought I should explain my absence, in case people feel I got lost between Madrid and Barcelona. (Although if you believe half the stories our tour guide told about the crime-level in Spain, it’s more likely that I got kidnapped or mugged and left in a ditch somewhere to bleed to death XD)

As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve not done much sketching during the trip, but I did take plenty of photos. I’ve also signed up for Bob Davie’s Watercolour Secrets (actually it’s a birthday present from a friend), so hopefully I’ll have some watercolours to show for it in the upcoming posts.