Visual Diary Affair…

It’s the beginning of a new year and I thought I would gather some of my visual diaries and journals compiled over the past few years. My aim is to share a few of my favourite pages, and also demonstrate one of the creative ways I tend to procrastinate…covering my books with older paintings or drawings that haven’t quite made the grade. It’s a great way of making each journal unique. So don’t throw away those pieces, turn them into your next journal cover!

The beginning of a lifelong passion?

Had a lovely day tutoring Beth in her wonderful home. We started with a quick sketch using coloured pastel and went on to scale up this beautiful blue iris onto Canson paper. Although an accomplished potter in her own right, this was Beth’s first time using soft pastel and she was a natural! We later took a look at a miniature still life using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper. A great day with lots achieved!

Building Creative Confidence Week 4

Our final week of creative discovery – the free-style challenge using skills and media from the past three weeks work.  Fabulous results and I believe a really positive experience for all involved in this four week artistic workshop.  A huge thank you to Kapiti Women’s Centre for hosting this workshop series, and to all you hard working participants from a very appreciative and beaming tutor! A few images from our last week together.

My watercolour challenge!

Had a wonderful Saturday participating in my first watercolour workshop. Although over the years I have used watercolour to sketch, record in my journals and tutor miniature designs, I have never produced an actual painting. A big thank you to Dennis Greenwood for facilitating a value packed day with lots of techniques shared, and a new excuse to procure art materials – not that I ever need one!

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