January 27, 2016

Floral Journaling Pages....from Jeanne Oliver class

Gosh, just when I got back to posting regularly on my blog, I have Blogger issues.  I'm back and today I'm excited to share some current artwork with you.  I'm taking the latest Jeanne Oliver class called Reflections: Paint Your Story and it's a good one.  You can find Jeanne's site here...amazing classes by her and other artists. 

This was my work in progress yesterday.  There's something about a beautiful mess of art supplies, don't you think? This journaling entry was all about trying to create pages about me but it turned into a wonderful tribute to my mother.  
 The beautiful verse on this vintage postcard that belonged to my great great grandmother is a special wish for my mother. It sparked ideas for the rest of my spread and I ended up sketching and watercoloring more hand drawn flowers.
 Just loosely drawn flowers over the gesso covered surface.  Photocopies of the photos were used for ephemera.
 This is a copy of the back of the vintage postcard.  Miss Cora Beams was my great great grandmother.
 Jean emphasizes mark making in this journaling class. Here I used lines that imitate the gingham pattern on my mother's dress.  I filled in the loosely drawn squares with gesso.
 Here I used scrapbook paper and extend some hand drawn leaves.  That faint glimpse of the photo has three little girls in an old horse and buggy.  Some distant relatives and I love their little bonnets.
 More mark marking, a strip of scrapbook paper and some vintage fabric in the corner.
 The full, finished spread here.  Such a fun day of creating art.  This will be lovely to look at each time I reach for my artist journal.
Thanks for visiting today and I'll see ya soon.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely. You are talented.

Tami McBeain said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always! Thanks for sharing!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very beautiful, beautiful pages!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Tova said...

Great job, love it ! TFS !

Maria said...

Wow what an amazing spread - I love what you have done with the postcard

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful! I am enjoying your art journey. You are very talented. I love watercolor and wish I could draw but I am one of those people who can't draw a straight line with a ruler! Would love to give it a try though and perhaps I will put it on my "bucket list" and actually give it a try.

Catherine O'Connor said...

Love your posts!! Your artwork is always beautiful and inspiring.

Danielle Mack said...

Lovely pages!

Margaret said...

lovely and sweet ~ so enjoy looking at your work

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