The fifth theme of the Wanderlust year is "Patterns" and, as usual, we're starting off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (website, Instagram). This project introduced the theme of patterns in the most straightforward way: paint some squares in flat colour and then create different patterns on each of them. I was in need… Continue reading Wanderlust: hexagon patterns
The instructor for the third week of the "Rivers" theme is Laly Mille, a French mixed media artist (website, Instagram). Now, this is a finished page that I love. This is built up of so many layers that I can't begin to describe the steps required to create it. And there were a few points… Continue reading Wanderlust: river & rocks
The second week of the "Rivers" theme and this lesson was led by another new instructor: Clare Etheridge (blog, Instagram). The most fun part of this lesson has to be creating the collage papers to use in it first. I mean, I do have a small stash of papers already, but it was nice to… Continue reading Wanderlust: collage river
The third theme of the Wanderlust year was "Rivers" and we started off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). I like rivers, and water in general, and everywhere I've lived has had a river nearby, but they've never played a particularly meaningful part in my life. I never went sailing or fishing… Continue reading Wanderlust: two rivers
It's the third week of the "Faces" theme and the second of this theme's guest instructors: Marieke Blokland (website, Instagram, YouTube). People, faces, dolls... these are not subjects that lift my heart. And yet... There is something about this pair that brings a smile to my face. It was fun to make because the whole… Continue reading Wanderlust: doodle dolls
This is the second week of the "Faces" theme and the first of this theme's guest instructors: Marjie Kemper (website, YouTube, Instagram). Most people who art journal seem to create double page spreads, using every side of every page in the journal. I can't do that. I know it's efficient and the best use of resources… Continue reading Wanderlust: face to the sun
The second theme of the Wanderlust year was "Faces" and we started off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). It took me a while to tackle this one. I could use the excuse that 1st February (when this class went live) was also the start of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring… Continue reading Wanderlust: portrait
Week four of Wanderlust 2019 and we're back with Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). After having said that I don't do the whole word for the year thing, guess what this week's exercise was... I also said that even if I did "my words would be the same every year: explore, play, learn". So what word… Continue reading Wanderlust: do!
Week three of the "Typography" theme brought the next guest teacher: Kelly Hoernig (website, Vimeo, Instagram). This isn't the "homework" for week three's class, though it does use some of the techniques taught in that class and is a heartfelt response to the night before I made it. I was relaxing, watching a bit of… Continue reading Wanderlust: ow!
Week two of the "Typography" theme saw the arrival of the first of the year's guest teachers: Athanasia Papantoniou (blog, YouTube). This was an interesting layout to create. I am rubbish at leaving white space on pages, especially as much as this; the best I normally manage is to have some colour everywhere and then… Continue reading Wanderlust: create good art