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Monday, September 6, 2010

Some Weekend Art...and Another Rule!!

Whenever we pack up to head away for getaways, I always, always take my art supplies with me. The problem is that I can't possibly take all of my supplies with me...sometimes it is a lot of fun making art with only a few supplies, and that is just what I did this weekend.

I took along my small watercolor set, a few Inktense pencils, a few bits of paper, a glue stick, a graphite crayon, and some copic markers that I got....

Talk about fun! This was great as I only had a few stolen moments to actually get some art done, so there was no way that I could manage paints, and all the "Stuff" that I usually bring. I was surprised that I got so much done...limited supplies makes you create with what you have...so it was a challenge in itself.
I also created Rule 2 for myself...
Take some time to Relax...Breathe...
I find that I am often so busy going from here to there, that I never ever take time to slow down and pay attention to the little things around me. I never pay attention to details, and I find that that is usually what is missing in my journals. I jump in, create the page, and quickly move on to the next one...without even adding details...doodles, scribbles, etc. And I remember reading on someone's blog about adding doodles, shading, etc....and I thought how weird it was that I had never done that in my own journals....I shall give it a try....
Until next time,
Ophelia

11 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

I had to teach myself to slow down and doodle, too. I want to learn how to doodle to add texture and shading to something. I saw some of this online somewhere, where she took a photo from a magazine, and doodled completely over it. The doodles themselves made the shading of the face and wrinkles. It was so cool, I loved it. Now to actually try it! Someday...

Rita A. said...

What a great reminder. Actually many great reminders... simplifying, slowing down, taking time to look around, and you came away with great pages.
Thank you for sharing.

Zom said...

Thanks for stopping by Ophelia. it is good to see how much fun you are having!

Sam said...

Wonderful pages and a wonderful new rule! Once I start a page I rarely go back to it, I like to finish it in one sitting, so I will look back and do some doodling!

Mon said...

a great rule.

when i started journaling i had almost no supplies, i did find it kept me creative. and have strived to keep my supplies down.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Ophelia, you are so creative and so dedicated to your artwork! Love it!

Marilyn Rock said...

It's hard to slow down and the doodling has helped me a lot, too. Great journaling!

Lisa said...

Sounds great Ophelia!

Mary said...

great pages Ophelia. I find I create the main part of the page, and come back to it multiple times and add to them - sometimes even months later.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Love your pages. I am a firm believer of less is more when traveling. I always limit myself, and some of my best art has come as a result of this gentle lesson. Your pages are all fab. I can see you had great success.

Rosie said...

I'll remember that next time I'm away from home ..it's the same principle I use when I challenge myself to work only from my scraps!

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