My first blog hop ever! I'm so excited to participate!
I signed up for Junelle Jacobsen's and Christy Tomlinson's workshop The Art of Wild Abandoment a few weeks ago. After having taken quite a few online classes last year, I resolved not to take any this year, but spending more time and energy on my own work instead. But I just couldn't resist this one. It sounded so much fun. And I'm enjyoing it big time, even if I haven't come very far yet, to be honest. There's just so much I want to do and paint, and the weekend only has so many hours... But the class is open the whole year, so I still have time to watch all the videos and do the exercises without missing anything.
Claire Smillie had the idea to do a blog hop and organised, even and created this wonderful badge too. Thanks Claire! So today, we're all sharing something we did inspired by the workshop on our blog , a sketch or a journal page or a painting or an object, and link to each other in one big circle.
I made another double page for my Dreams & Wishes Journal for 2012, which consists of recycled book covers. The lesson included part of a girl with a layered skirt and the things "we bring". What is us, what makes us what we are. My version turned out to be my studio, and the things that inspire me. Not the studio I have at the moment, which isn't a proper studio at all but just a small room in the flat with serves as library, study - and studio. But I'm dreaming of having a proper studio one day, a studio that is just a studio. A good sized room, light and cheerful with enough room for all the supplies and stuff, and full of inspiration and art.
So there's my easel in my studio, and of course all the supplies like brushes. My camera is also an important part of my creativy. Not only for taking inspiring image to paint from and for taking photos of my art to post here, but also photography itself as an art form that fascinates me. And of course there's the inspiration that gets you going. Nature is something that inspires me greatly, hence the flowers. And the books, well, I just couldn't live without them (quite literally, considering that I'm a librarian).
And of course there has to be a cat. My beloved cat which I had half my life died three years ago just a few days before Christmas (it was a very dismal Christmas for sure that year), and I still miss her. It's not practical to have a cat at the moment, but one day, I'll have one again. And I couldn't image my proper studio without a one. So the cat had to go on the page too.
If you followed the chain, you've come here from Tracey Cedara Dunn's blog Thru the Attic Door who's become addicted to Caran d'Ache Neocolor II. Next in line is Marsa Fisher aka GCgirl, do hop over and see her take on a project from the class, a beautiful note board, and follow the chain to see what everyone else did.