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i've got mail!!

Not the electronic kind.

Over the past week, I've gotten both my copy of Art Journaling Winter 2010 edition and the Prismacolor pencils that I ordered for my SuziBlu Petit Dolls class (mentioned in my last post).

I was very impatient to try out the pencils that everyone rave about and below is one of the non-wonky ones that I sketched and coloured. It's kind of dark, so you can't really see the colours properly (the face is actually a warmer colour).

Back to art journaling. I was inspired by D'Blogala to do a doodle a day, summarising the day in a small sketch. It's an interesting exercise and makes you review your day and to record it, no matter how little happens. My fine point PITT pen ran out of ink on the first day, but I find that I'm more comfortable sketching in pencil; it's less permanent and I'm less stressed about making a mistake.

When reading Art Journaling, I decided I need to start thinking of creating a "centerpiece" for my journal pages, whether it was a sketch or a quote. This makes it less of a pretty piece of paper with writing on it, but an integrated page - a piece of art. I'm not that comfortable sketching, but I guess it'll come with practice.


  1. I'm yellous - I want both those pens and that mag in MY mail box! :-) Cute drawing - hope you'll enjoy the class!

  2. yum! what great drawing and art journaling!

  3. Never heard of the magazine but it looks interesting, maybe I'll pick up a copy sometime and check it out.

    Love the doll - and those pencils look great! I'm waiting on markers for my birthday gift from my dad. First set of markers since I was a kid, but hopefully better.

  4. Well done with the art journal and the doll. Love her blue eyes and the calm expression on her face. You're so diligent to work on your art. Fantastic! Keep going! :)

  5. Your drawings are beautiful. I love the idea of a doodle a day as a form of art journalling, and despite REALLY not being able to draw personally, I do think this is something even I could have a go at. Thanks for the idea!

  6. @iHanna - I waited three weeks for the magazine to get here (the bad thing about living outside of the US/UK), I was near jumping out of skin waiting for it... so glad it finally arrived.

    @Leah - Thanks for visiting!

    @Amy - the Art Journaling magazine comes out twice a year and can offer some interesting tibits on Art Journaling.

    I've not used the markers before, though have heard good stuff about them. Still sticking to my Copics though, if only because they are easier to get in Hong Kong.

    @Hybrid Thank god you said her expression was calm, I was afraid it would come across as being dead...


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