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Wanderlust: doorway patterns

The guest instructor for week three of the Wanderlust "Patterns" theme was Kellee Wynne Conrad (website, Instagram). Kellee's lesson was inspired by traditional tile patterns and the first thing we had to do was create our own. I've done a little bit of stamp carving before — including making the swallow stamp for my "two… Continue reading Wanderlust: doorway patterns

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Wanderlust: journal boxes

The instructor for week two of the Wanderlust "Patterns" theme was Eliza Trojanowska (website, Instagram). I always have a problem with the projects that tell you to make something meaningful to you. That is a sure-fire way to get my inner cynic going and, at the same time, set me into full-on over-thinking mode. Meaning… Continue reading Wanderlust: journal boxes

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Wanderlust: hexagon patterns

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

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Wanderlust: two rivers

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

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Wanderlust: doodle dolls

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

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Wanderlust: face to the sun

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