Sunday, July 24, 2011
Soul Food #100~
I had to share this book with you..
I don't know how I happened upon it..but I did.. and ordered it from Amazon.ca
It's a treasure trove of great ideas for keeping a journal..
I kept a full one during our trip to Europe..that I enjoyed adding little ephemeras to.. a watercolor here and there..(more than novice)..wine labels etc..
When I saw this book I thought it might be of interest..and it is..
I highly recommend it..
It is full of journaling ideas..
I bought a small Moleskine watercolor journal..it fits in a pocket...I have read mixed reviews about these Moleskine books..but I like it..I think I would love even more of a watercolor paper texture..but this is my first..so I am happy:)I will look into a richer textured journal..I have a beauty sent to me by a friend..but I am saving it for a trip..
It sounds like saving new pyjamas.or candles.I don't mean it that way:)But I have been guilty of that..I don't want to do that with journals..
I started my book with a watercolor recreating a day at the beach with the boys..
and then added 2 small sights of the garden..
The next day..we had watered my son-in-law's garden and picked a cucumber and beans..while in the morning ..my friend had graced us with one of her 2 first zucchinis..
I laid them all on an AnnT board ..and sketched from above for the Savor little entry..
All these ideas are in the book..
It's delicious that book:)
It's made me want to fill the little journal in..
I showed one of my daughters and she said;" I want that when it's done"..how nice was that?
I've added a few.. some are pretty scary:) She may change her mind..
A little finch.. who looks like Zorro and Batman on a bad hair day:)
And hydrangeas..Annabellles.. that don't look a thing like them..so I added a nice capital H from Victoria magazine..and a quote from the same magazine..then your eye is drawn to the glued on pretties instead of the art..
I enjoyed this one.. it's just not good.. at all...but I know who they are!!
You may remember the post I did that featured the photo..
The kids even recognized themselves..I guess it's because we draw alike.In fact I know that's why..
When I asked Noah..the 3 year old..I said "Who is this"? He said.. Kids.. boys..:) Lucas and Max knew so I think you have to be older than just turned 3 to know who they are..
I have to say I am liking doing the chldren so far the best..
Oliver's real name is Olivier:)
One day maybe I can add faces:)
Do you like to draw? (Charles Schulz)
I do like to draw:) I must add..that I am just learning..as if we all could not tell..:)
I took an art class maybe 10 years ago..I loved it.. she taught us a bit of watercolor.. I haven't really picked up the brushes in years..on a daily basis..and found some fun things I had accumulated over the years.. watercolor pencils..pastels..etc..
I used the pastel watercolors and pencils for the next page which in the end turned into a fiasco(not a fresco!:) )Yes..Zorro.
I received a darling card for my birthday this year from a long longtime netfriend..she took the photo and made a card..It's adorable..
I tried to recreate it..Thank goodness my Canon has manual focus where you can make the object you want seen..sharper..or foggier..you'll notice how foggy I made my birdie..as I told Susan..
He looks like Zorro/Batman on a bad hair day..(I mentioned him earlier:) )
I'll keep practicing ..to get that eye right..there must be a trick..!
Don't look closely..and I am glad I sent this to Susan ahead of time..
Susan..is a wonderful,accomplished watercolorist..that makes me brave:)to actually show Zorro..
As my husband said..;"you're not doing this to create a masterpiece and sell it"..Just enjoy it.
LOL~(I've never cared deeply for this shortcut to laughter..but ..here.. it works..for me..and it has for friends who have used it to it's best use!)
All this to say it is so nice to sit in peace..outside by the garden w/ very little paraphenalia..and enjoy creating.Indoors too..when the weather reaches 100F !
Of course this has led to having an art wish list again..This is a long winded post..But it is the Centennial Soul Food post~
Fiou.C'est fait.. 100.. jamais j'aurais pensé~
Je ne croyais jamais en avoir assez..à dire..
Le hasard a fait de moi..une blogueuse..qui en a eu à dire..
Bon..je me tais.
Pour le moment:)