All Good Things Must Come To An End

Well, I’ve just posted the last week’s lesson for my workshop. What a fun journey and what completely amazing students! I have so enjoyed seeing their pages progress and what was once scary to some is now fun and exciting. You can see their pages here for yourself. I am already working on my next workshop where I will share the fun of Pitt Pens and water soluble crayon in lovely Moleskine journals. You can find out more about this workshop here. Gill has provided a link to her journal site offering class supplies with a discount for workshop attendies. http://www.journalcraft.co.uk/shades-of-grey—workshop-supplies-39-c.asp
Thank you for making this workshop so enjoyable!

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.

A Little Piece of Art

My friend Alisa (prettylittlependants) presented a little portrait challenge, so I thought I would take a few minutes to make this small, 4×6 piece. You can see the requirements on her blog. Anyone can play! It just has to be an original portrait that is 4×6. I used Caran d’ache water soluble crayons for this. I have created a piece of art every day now since January 1, 2009. It is a fun habit to be in and I highly recommend it! Even if it’s something small like this, or a little bit you do in a journal, it doesn’t have to be big, just spend a few minutes creating. Your muse will thank you!

Shades of Grey Workshop

You asked for it and now it’s here! I have just posted my next workshop at Creative Workshops. I have combined two of the most asked about techniques into one workshop. Numerous people have commented on the Pitt Pen pages and inquired about the Caran d’ache crayons with fluid matte medium, so I have combined these techniques into a journal workshop. Come and explore the possiblities with me starting March 23rd. Registration is now open.

A 3 week journey into the timeless art of Moleskine Journaling. We will use ‘Shades of Grey’ Pitt Pens, Caran d’ache watersoluble crayon, and black & white images to create pages worthy of a Moleskine’s handcrafted covers. This class will consist of 3 video demonstrations, and a collage sheet download.

Week 1~ It’s the Pitts!
Week 2~ Not always black or white
Week 3~ Grey’s or Gray’s Anatomy?

Supply List

  • Pitt Brush Tipped Pen Set, Shades of Grey (This set contains one each of six shades of gray, including Cold Gray III, Cold Gray IV, Cold Gray V, Warm Gray III, Warm Gray IV, and Warm Gray V)
  • In addition you will need Black Pitt Artist Pens in the following sizes, XS,F, &M
  • Moleskine Sketchbook, blank 100 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
  • 8B woodless graphite pencil
  • Black eraser (one that will erase charcoal/graphite)
  • Caran d’ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons: Silver Grey, Steel Grey, Grey, Dark Grey, Greyish Black (the colors in italics are optional)
  • Fluid Matte Medium, Golden’s
  • Small paintbrush (a 1/4″ angular brush works well, but any small flat brush will work)
  • UHU gluestick
  • White gel pen

Workshop fee $38.00

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.