The Kathryn Wheel Calendar Challenge is in full swing again for 2012. Here is my January…
My new journal (made by me!) is working out great thus far. I’m so happy to be using good paper again. Since I was on winter break for most of January, I spent many lazy days in the office just playing around.
I pulled out my watercolors for about a week and enjoyed working with them. Since I started exploring acrylics, the watercolors have been sitting on the shelf. I’m more of a watercolor wash-er rather than painter, but I used them for coloring in more detail on a few drawings.
For 2012, I started a new tradition – any guest spending time in my home must create something in the guest art journal.
Here is the box of goodies kept in the living room or just such occasions. It includes a small journal, a couple watercolor brushes, a small container of water, some pens and markers, and peerless watercolors – which come in large flat sheets that can be cut into little pieces to make a palette (if you haven’t tried them they are really very cool).
While still on winter break, I had some good friends/work colleagues over. About 5 years ago, we all went through the process of becoming GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition and Design) key trainers. Certification was a BRUTAL process (which would probably make for great blog fodder, but it was so hard and mortifying that I think I’ve blocked out most of it.) Anyways, some of us were already great friends while others were just work acquaintances. After the year or so of completing the requirements, we all have become very close and try to get together often. Each guest brought appetizers and we ate and talked and drank and laughed. They were the first to christen my guest art journal. My guests were gung ho and had fun creating. Hopefully more pages to come.
Happy February everyone!