I find it funny that when I have a large felty thing on the go I need to draw and paint as a sort of antidote or refresher.
It is not that I am not enjoying the felting process - it is always a magical thing to me - but the getting back to
basics with a pencil and a brush has no pressure, easy, comfortable and more importantly just so portable!
This is a little square book that I picked up at the Hong Kong airport about .............years ago! Just a little 8" square blank book. Finally decided it would come off the shelf leaving its endless relatives of blank books stuck there. I started by painting each double page a single colour.
I have kept this journal study focused on working out new colour combinations and trying out the poppy
bloom in different shades. Even if they don't exist in real life - the artist is able to do as they please. How groovy is that?
Each double spread has the same elements in different colourways - and I have discovered great joy in just challenging myself to find new shades to marry.
I think that postage stamps are a great addition to journalling Little gems that provide information regarding colour and subject and very stimulating for further study. A bag of used ones is very inexpensive and the international ones are a real education.
Of course a few birds have crept in as well. The one below is actually just done in markers rather than watercolours.
Well I hope you are all finding time to do something creative just for the heck of it. Not for sale or an order or any other time monitored reason - just for fun.