Saturday, April 23, 2011

JOURNAL LOVE and Paint Party Friday/Sunday Sketches (alittle late for one and early for the other)


I have some mad journal love happening right now.  Love my new journal. I bought it at the Fish Market in Seattle. Made out of Buffalo Skin and a Turquoise button. It already looks like it is 20 years old. 
 Love Love Love it!



I am having so much fun with it. I am not sure what the paper is. I am still working to find the best material to create in it yet. I tried just ink.
This is something I do when I am trying to get something out of my system. I write on top of all the words.  I write in a square. It is really not something that I want anyone to be able to read because it is my crazy stuff in my head.  And it creates this kind of cool scribble.  It gets all my demons out. And then puff the madness is on the paper and out of my head. And I am happy again! Most of the times it works.

When I go to bed I have been grabbing this journal and doing a quick watercolor sketch.  Pens and Watercolor on the side of my bed with all my books.
Can't live without it!
Alittle Watercolor

A little Mixed Media
More Watercolors

Takes 10,000 hours to be a master at anything

~I am putting my 10,000 hours in~

Visit Paint Party Friday (Late) and Sunday Sketches(Early)




33 comments :

Roban Studio said...

Hi Heather! Happy Easter. I am so glad you posted even though late, because I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Firstly, I LOVE your journal too! I can just imagine how it feels. Secondly, I LOVE what's on your pages in your journal, how you made each page, what you said on them and the colors you used. Such fab eye candy, and the sentiments could be my own. What a great idea, to journal before you go to bed. And the best one, which I will borrow if you don't mind, is writing on top of your writing to get things out of your head! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and a great week.

Shonna said...

Oooh, I have total journal envy!! That journal is the BOMB!! I can't wait to see more of the pages you create in it. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter!!

craftattack said...

Great work Heather, and your nournal is soooooooo wonderful, I am so envious! Have a happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Terrific pages in your journal, loving them and what a fabulous cover made from Buffalo skin, amazing. Wishing you a Happy Easter, Annette x

Diane said...

Love this unique journal that is soon becoming a keepsake!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUSNESS! One of my goals for this year is to start art journaling and I am in total awe of yours- beautiful work!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, I am SO loving those journal pages! Beautiful work! Yes, writing over those words again and again is very therapeutic and looks nice! I like that scribble look. VERY nice journal you have there. I can't wait to see more as you fill it up! :)

Anne said...

What a cool book! Love the button and the aged look of the leather. I also love your journal pages. Writing on top of all the words to get the demons out is such a good idea. And the watercolors and mixed media pages are wonderful!

wednesday said...

These pages are so beautiful. You are going to have that 10,000 hours in no time.

SHERI C said...

And what a productive beginning to your 10,000 hours to mastery! The last page with all the pretty flowers is my favorite today. HAPPY PPF!

Gloria said...

Beautiful Heather. Love your journal pages. Great journal. Ooops got to go, we are out of town and I just stopped to pop in here and there. Take care, Happy Easter!

Marlene said...

Really cool journal and I am loving your pages. Wish I could find the journal I bought a couple of months ago, it just seems to have disappeared.

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather, love your journal. Love the madness scribble idea.... Happy Easter

Jenny Blair said...

Ooooh journal envy..I'm drooling over here :)
Such lovely journal pages...especially love your gorgeous flowers and the clean house reminder :)Oh and those scribbles..brilliant way to get out the demons and what an amazing pattern it leaves!
Really enjoyed reading about your trip to Artfest too...photos look fab...shame you weren't feeling the greatest...but looks like fun was had :)x

Jehanne said...

Oh these are fantastic!!! And I love how your journal looks :)

Heather said...

What a beautiful journal! Enjoy it it!!! how awesome! xoxo

Pop Art Minis said...

A beautiful journal...so many wonderful sketches, textures, writings! I think they should call them journey's! Awesome piece!

Missy said...

What a cool new journal. Your pages are all so pretty!

Kristin Dudish said...

I am loving all of this creativity in so many different mediums! I think it's great that you keep watercolors next to your bed. (My sketchbook travels with me from room to room throughout the day - you just never know when you might have a free minute or an idea that just needs to get out!)

Your scribble writing fascinates me - I see lots of birds in there.

xo
Kristin

Pointy Pix said...

I love your journalling style. The scribbling is a great idea as it works out your frustrations and looks artistic to boot! I think the magical flowers are my favourite- the colours are wonderful.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love your journaling...clean house sweet... house being literal or our heads???? Beautiful way to express and expell! I color inside the lines when trying to make myself focus and scribble all outside the lines when trying to vent! I have my own coloring books and they are my therapy!
cheers, dana

Sophia said...

I love your new journal book and I love your doodling/painting. Also really like that "Be Strong" piece as well. :) Happy Easter!

Andrea~CrowNology~ said...

Every. Single. Piece. WONDERFUL...
I was slowly scrolling down, admiring your work when I glanced at your profile and saw the word "grandmother" !!! No way! You look like you are mid-twenties at the most... :D It struck me, so I had to tell you. Normally do not comment on ages or looks...But had to...
Love the journal/artbook too. Great buy.
xo
Happy Easter!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Heather..wow...beautiful..these are all so fabulous and lovely..so much different energy shining through in them all..very expressive..I love your style!
Victoria~

Sacred Yoli said...

Wow, such an abundance of color! Your work is muey alegre! Glad to meet you ala blogland style!
Happy Easter!

Debbie said...

I am so loving your watercolor journaling! your new journal is so nice too! Happy Easter!

Gumnut said...

I love this! Lots of beautiful ink work with colours that just zing.

Your writing on writing technique is a great idea and no doubt some fantastic therapy for the brain. I certainly like the texture it creates.

And I'm particularly interested in the phrase 'doing a quick watercolour sketch' before bed. How long does it take you? I'm trying to speed up my work, with mixed results because I'm too pedantic, and that idea is a great one. Hmmm...I think you've sprouted an idea for a challenge ::grin::

Nutty
(fertile brain first thing in the morning)

Christine said...

lovely start you've made on the new journal.

Melisa said...

Very cool journal and I love your pages. Keeping it all next to your bed so it is handy is a great idea.

EVA said...

I LOVE your journal pages. I, too, want to do more but I haven't brought the paints to my bedside yet. Maybe that's what it will take to be more diligent!

These are fabulous Heather!

Amelia said...

wow - love the 10,000 hours concept. Might have to try timing myself at something I particularly want to refine skills in. The sketchbook/journal you bought is absolutely stunning. I always have a thing for fresh new books to fill! As I start my new art e-course I am buying a new one to start along with all those doing the course!

Love your watercolours in the evening. And mixed media is my passion. I recently discovered copic markers which are my current new love.

Thanks for sharing :)

Amelia.x

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Great journal!
Thanks for visiting! I'm your new follower.
Barb

Lynette said...

Love the writing/scribble technique. My favorite is the flower page. Happy 10,000 hours!