Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Work In Progress
I am starting a new journal.  Whoo hoo!!!  I love drawing faces and decided to devote an entire journal to faces drawn in pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage...or any other media or technique I find interesting to try.  I will most likely find my inspiration from the myriad of photos that I find in fashion magazines or on Pinterest. (Like the one above.)  I am not interested in obtaining an exact likeness of the subject but rather concentrating on the technique, color and most important..just having FUN!  

This is my new "Hand-Book" journal.  Squeeee!  I absolutely loooove it! It is just the right size for painting faces...not too large or too small.  The journal is 8.25" X 8.25", has a linen like cover, 60 acid free pages of scrumptious hot press watercolor paper and a clear pocket inside the back cover to hold notes, etc.  If you are not familiar with the "Hand-Book" journals, they have a variety of sizes and come with watercolor or heavy weight buff mixed media/sketch paper.  I have used both types and love them both!  (Mixed media journals have a book cloth cover and come in black, red, blue, or green.)

I just wanted to show you how I protect my journal from paint spills, etc.  I wrap the cover in Glad Wrap!  Yes...I learned the hard way.  My first linen cover journal was dragged through paint by accident but I'm not will be decorated in order to reflect the subject of the journal anyway.

Until next time....




 I am nearing the end of this journal.  Only three pages remain to tell the story
of the Trump Administration.  Three pages left to be illustrated, colored with
 Big Brush markers, watercolored, scribbled on, and splattered with paint.  

I must confess, I will miss the daily routine of waking up each morning 
to check the "breaking news" that occurred while I slept but I also 
need to say that following politics is stressful and I could use a break!
Whoo boy!  The drama never ends!

 Somehow, I have the feeling that the story will go on long after I have 
completed my journal and that I could fill many, many more journals 
but seriously...I am ready to move on.

That said, I have purchased a new "Hand-Book" journal and I am excited to 
announce that it will be filled with my favorite thing to draw, "Faces." 

So...stay tuned and check back often as I will post my progress and also discuss 
the many on-line classes that I know you will just love.  

"Spicey" hiding in the bushes.

A "broken" Whitehouse.

I hope that you have enjoyed my journey following the Trump Administration and that you will come back to join me when I start my new journal, "Faces."

Until next time...