I am trying to catch up with blog posts about my sketchbooks! This one is all about shoes, boots etc, and was done at the beginning of the year.
Over the last couple of months, I have been doing little watercolour and pen sketches in various sketchbooks based around different themes. They really help me to start my day as I tend to do them in the morning. My go to watercolours is the “Sakura Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box” and my favourite pens (at the moment, because I’m a fickle little bunny) are Sakura Pigma Microns (and no, I’m not affiliated to Sakura in any way).
It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post, mostly because I have been rather obsessed with painting watercolours. In the past I have been a little scared of watercolour paints, because they can be unpredictable and it can be difficult to correct mistakes. However, I love the look of watercolours, especially with pen or ink, and I’ve been inspired by Alisa Burke who runs an online watercolour class.
Let me say it straight up, I’m not a daily art journaller, I’m lucky if I manage one art journal page a week. I do write in a journal every day but it is just writing with bits and bobs stuck in that remind me of the day or cards I have been sent by friends. My art journals are for experimenting in and sometimes I can start a piece and not finish it until weeks later. Anyway, here are some of my art journal pages from the last 3-4 months; they are mostly faces, and the text around them are mostly quotes or lyrics from my favourite songs. Lots of inspiration and influence from Effy Wild and Tamara Laporte…thank you ladies xxx