Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I recently got a copy of this book. I was drawn to it because she uses watercolor a lot. I really feel watercolor challenged so trying some of her techniques really helped overcome that block and just play with the medium. She has some great exercises on dealing with the inner critic, something that often plagues me. There isn't a lot new in the book but just some ways of looking at things differently. There are sections on dyeing papers with inks that I am interested in trying too. I also have never put the inner critic right on a journal page and that might be fun to do.
This was my first sample. I have a small traveling WC palette that had just a little bit of paint left on it. I didn't know what the colors were. Over the past few years I have been buying some Daniel Smith watercolors. I thought I would use up the paint and add the new colors. I have about 12 colors now so I think its time to start using them.
This was my second page, I love the swirly nature of it. It reminds me of those pictures in space. So maybe I can do watercolor after all. I need to change the thought in my head that says I am watercolor challenged. Now I am going to say I love watercolor and it loves me. I think that sounds a little bit better.
Do you ever buy and art supply and don't know how to use it? How long does it take for you to really connect with it? I got some new supplies in the mail today that I am so in love with. But that is for tomorrows post.