A shot taken from my usual route to work, just off of St Swithuns Road, in Bridport, (West Dorset). It was a hot July day when I took this, and the sunlight was sufficiently intense to pierce the murkier depths of the River Brit (one of Bridport’s three main rivers) at this point, creating the almost milky shafts of light seen here – and although I’ve walked over this stone bridge many times, I’d rarely seen it looking quite so idyllic as this! 🙂
I am always looking for inspiring projects and ways to flex my creative mind so when I heard about pen pal journals I knew I had to make one to swap with one of my many pals. The recipient of the one I am working on right now is my pal Erin from NY and it has been a blast illustrating it! I’d been doing mostly ink drawings up until now. I decided yesterday to work with my little Koi watercolor travel set and play around with fall coloured leaves! The results are pictured above and below this text. I also experimented with drawing butterflies, inspired by a old calendar I found while rummaging my paper stash (yes, I have a small hoard of craft supplies full of paper bits and other odds and ends). Tomorrow I will show you the finished large butterfly illustration I did for Erin but I have included some small ones I drew and painted in to embellish the page I was writing on. Do you ever hand-draw and paint your embellishments on letters or cards and things? Just curious. Enjoy!
*Sakura Micron Pens in Black ink #08, #03, and #02
*Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box, Set of 12 colours
Special thanks to Alisa Burke through whom I was able to first come to know the Koi Watercolour Field Sketch boxes! Her blog is awesome and a constant inspiration to me!
A new page from my art journal. I was very much inspired by orange and yellow colors this evening. I normally do not care for painting in the evening and prefer to paint by daylight but I had such a great desire to create something beautiful and very nearly destroyed my previous entry (the paper is terribly thin and no matter how much gesso I use it is still not the best thing to use). Thankfully I scanned the image before it got destroyed at all so I can at least have a digital copy. I enjoy mixed media techniques and used a few in this piece. A little bit of washi tape features too. Enjoy!
Art Journaling: A study of circles and embellishments.