Total cop-out (not because it’s a photo, but because it’s with my shoddy phone camera) but not only is it my piece for today, it also shows the reason why I’ve had very little sleep in the last few days. While the Christmas lights are pretty, I do not appreciate being kept up until 2am for 3 days straight by the men attempting to put them up!
It’s 11:30pm and I’ve only just had time to sit and do something for AEDM. Saw the Royal Shakespeare Company’s live stream of Richard II tonight at my local cinema, so here’s a 5 second sketch that looks nothing like him.
Been a while since I posted one of these. I know I said in the last part that I’d be posting a flip through of my first art journal, but the video I shot last time I was home didn’t turn out too well and there were parts I should have thought about censoring before I made it. I’ll try and do one at some point. The pictures above are some pages from my first art journal (I’ve already posted others: 12345678). The journal was mainly me starting to experiment with different mediums and ways to art journal, and this was helped by joining Connie Hozvicka’s 21 Secrets, an online art journal workshop with 21 different teachers. The bottom two journal spreads are a result of two of the classes I took during 21 Secrets 2010. I continued using that journal until around April 2011.
In 2011 I experimented with different types of journaling, and had a few journals on the go. I kept a “monthly journal” from January-September, which summed up in two pages the important parts of the month (click to enlarge):
And I also briefly had a “DIY journal” made from cardboard and cheap paper:
But that didn’t last too long, and I decided I much preferred using notebooks/sketchbooks. I’d been saving one up for a really long time, and around March 2011 I finally plucked up the courage to start using it as my main written and visual journal until I moved away from home again:
I was planning on making a flip through of that journal, but it’s far too personal and a lot of it is just writing. I’ve uploaded a few pages from that already too (123456). Maybe I’ll share a few more in my next post.