Art journaling, card making and creating cute digital stamps are my three newest passions. I never realized how I had pigeon-holed myself into web graphics. Don’t get me wrong – I still love designing websites and the beautiful graphics to decorate them. But there is something so liberating about being able to hold a colorful piece of artwork that you created between your fingers, in your hands. About mid-way through 2012 I decided I would start working on “tangible” art with more frequency. I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember but I never played with much outside of graphite and colored pencils. This year I signed up for a year long art journaling course called Life Book 2013. I have already finished the first two projects and I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am at all I have managed to learn in just these two projects!
I have never used water soluble wax pastels before but I used them a lot for these projects and have fallen head over heels in love with the medium. I have been meaning to make a new layout for this blog but nothing I come up with has felt right but I’ve been focusing on digital art and colored pencil. I am hoping my new passion for mixed media will bring something that feels right to fruition for a new blog layout.
So, tonight I am going to try to hang out in my bedroom playing with this new medium I’ve found and see what I can come up with. Oh and I should share my most recent color pencil endeavor before I go:
I am really interested in the steampunk theme that’s gained popularity the past couple of years so I may do more stuff in that theme as time passes. What do you think of steampunk? Read any good books in the genre? I am really interested in learning more about it.
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