A Cat’s Life

Oh for a cat’s life, all snuggled up sleeping in the sunlight. My little kitty journal page was inspired by Monica Zuniga’s sweet little kitty paintings. I decided to try a ‘Pam’ looking kitty, using the same facial features as my ladies, the long nose and long, slender neck. I used my water soluble crayons, I am so loving those! I think I might go and take a break from the computer and get a little cat nap in myself:-)

BTW, be sure to stop by Monica’s blog for her giveaway! She is giving one of her beautiful paintings to some lucky (hopefully me:-) winner on the 28th.

Day 32, still going

What can I say, if you do something for 31 days in a row you develop a habit:-) I used Golden’s liquid matte medium with Caran d’ache water soluble crayons in my Moleskine journal. The pages hold up really well to this method.
My Art Journalism 101 class is in it’s 4th week and we have an amazing 105 students! Everyone’s pages are looking wonderful. Class registration is closed, but I will be offering it again in the future. I am working on a Shades of Grey class, that will be featuring Pitt Pens. I’ve had so many asking about it that I decided to take that on for my next workshop. I will keep you posted as to dates and registration etc.

Day 31, I did it!!!

Wow, I can’t believe a whole month and a journal page to show for everyday of it! This last page is a bit of a departure for me, I borrowed inspiration from Misty to do a self portrait with words. I also journaled extensively and then covered over it with paint. Using water soluble crayon with liquid matte medium(loved it) to paint the face. This is more of a page for me, but it is my last page of the challenge, so I am sharing it with you. Thank you for all of the encouraging words, they kept me motivated for sure:-)

Day 29, STRESS

It was just one of ‘those’ days. I got up, day 3 of no school due to snow, and between drying snow clothes, cooking, dishes, laundry, eye doctor appointment, and life, I just did not get done what I wanted to. I just put my little guy to bed, he is pooped from snowboarding, and hubby is making me a cup of tea, and I am going to go and lock myself into my studio for a couple of hours. These pages were done in my moleskine with pitt pens. They are nothing like what I envisioned this morning. But that is the beauty of letting the page dictate where it will go. I feel so much better and clear headed getting it all out. Now I can go and be productive. I hope your day was productive:-)

Nancy Lefko, who is featured in the post below, has gifted me with this blog award. I am to list 5 things I am into right now, so here goes…
1.) Art journals-go figure:-)
2.) Sharing a love for art through workshops and writing
3.) Spring cleaning (I know, I’m early)
4.) Playing with mediums, experimenting
5.) My family, even though they drove me a little nuts earlier today:-)