I Never Promised Pretty
Well week two of Traci Bautista's class at Strathmore did not turn out quite to my liking. She had us working with watercolors. And strangely enough, although I have tons of art stuff (more than DH would like) I never quite have all I want. So I ran out to Joann's and used the GC I got for Christmas (thanks MOM!) and bought some huge (smaller than called for) Mixed Media paper, some grown up watercolors (you know in the tubes) and some paint brushes. I LOVE me some new art supplies. They hold such promise!
With my brand new art supplies in hand, I watched the video one more time (and of course adored the work she produced) and got down to business. Ta da....
Confident in my abilities, I actually did two at the same time:
And so ummm....no comments from the peanut gallery this week. Yeah. I wasn't thrilled with these either. I am not a fan of the color scheme (did I say color and I do not usually agree...I think I did) and although I kinda like the themes and some of the doodles, the whole pieces feel amateurish.
And so, it's taken me a few weeks to pick up the pieces on the art journaling thing. I do have plans for this though. (but never enough time.) And so I will pick up my brush and try again...on to week 3.
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