Morning everyone. I was so excited when I went over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what number I needed to put in the title and saw that WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday for those who are not already addicts) is back home!
I am doubly glad that I am forcing the time out of my day to sit down and get this typed up.
I have been saying for years that I would love to do some art journals - and even make my own - and I have finally started. I saw a competition to win a scholarship to a 3 month course (it runs all year, but is split into quarters and the prize was for July-September) and entered - and won!
I have started this week - there are lots of videos to watch, plus a Google+ community. So far I have got 4 pieces of card gesso'd (is that a word?) on both sides - 2 coats - and just starting to decide on the colours I will be using for the journal covers. The theme is 'Silence and Sanctuary', and I always fall back to my love of woodland when I think of this - so have selected 4 different greens from my fab new tin of Derwent Inktense blocks (never worked with these before and loving them already).
My photo shows my little scribbles seeing how to merge the colours together.
I will, of course, be blogging regularly to show my progress.
Here is the link to the website for the courses - The Journey Within - there is a Mini course that was originally held in December as a taster - and I purchased that before I knew that I had won the competition. Seems like a good way to see if it is for you. She also has regular free craft-alongs through Artsy - THE NEXT ONE IS TOMORROW!! (Sorry for shouting, but didn't want anyone to miss out that would like to try it out - they are recorded if you are unable to attend live.)
Enough links for this week. I must get back to these journal covers.
I hope that everyone is well and happy - and for those in the UK that you enjoyed our 2 days of mini heatwave (it is cooler and cloudy in Pembrokeshire today). I managed to get sunburnt on one shoulder, one ear and cleavage (changed into a different dress and forgot to reapply suncream, and tied my hair back in the afternoon)! I am almost glad that we are back to normal weather, as now I can be in my craft room and not feel that I should be out in the sun.
I will do some blog reading later today - and I thank you all in advance for your lovely comments.