Julia Dunnit helps us visit lovely work tables around the world right here at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesdays.
One of the things I love about art journaling is using my journal to try out new products and ideas. I had bought a pretty watercolor palette of metallic colors--didn't know how they would turn out. But I love them! I was playing around to create a fun page to come back and journal on later, and the metallic watercolors are still shimmery and sparkly when they dry! They dry fast too. I used my heart stencil for this little lady's face, and then decided I wanted my journaling lines up in her rainbow hair.
So glad I discovered these watercolor paint brushes that you can fill with water, and not worry about a messy cup of water to dip in. Instead, you just squeeze. Wish they had made these when I was little!
So, about ten minutes later, here is what these pages are looking like. I love to keep coming back to art journal pages to layer things on!
Not much progress on the butterfly scarf this week--I travelled this weekend, and I'm doing NanoWrimo [National Novel Writing Month] at NanoWrimo.org. If you write at least a 50,000 word novel by the end of November, you're a winner! And you probably have a story on your hands--several nanowrimoers have been published.
So this month it's NanoWrimo, knitting, my angels, Christmas cards, and the gingerbread house! Woo hoo! And here's a little snapshot from Halloween last week of my sweet daughter and two nephews, I think my sister is in the background there--I forgot to take a good picture of our chili buffet! But trust me...very yummy. And I showed my family the lovely things LLJ made for me, and they were so excited to see these beautiful handmade items from across the pond! (go back a few WOYWW's if you haven't seen what I'm talking about.) They oo'hd and ahhh'd.
|Halloween night was trick-or-treating, big family chili buffet, watching The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, fresh brownies from the oven and lots of laughter with family.|
Eat, WRITE a novel this month, Dream, Stitch.