Saturday, February 9, 2019

When You Need To Escape

A good place for this quote & image.
I started my first lesson in a new online art course today and I am in the company of all types of people on the FB group page. Many I am familiar with from the other three courses I took. All types of people = all types of personalities. 
 When you don't "fit in" people will let you know right away. I will know how I feel among them right away, too. But all is well...I'm minding my own business and am ignoring the ones who ignore me...just keeping to myself but posting when I am moved to post - Those I have felt comfortable commenting and reacting to, all is well and I'm in this group for 2 whole years! :) At least I have my blog where I can be alone because it's for my own use."This is my garden!"
I can't post course images but as I learn and get better at painting I will post some of my own art using what I have learned, but will be busy with the course paintings for a while. We'll see - anyway, as I come across things that apply here, I'll post. 
Till next time whenever the Spirit moves. :) 

Friday, February 8, 2019

My First Watercolor Painting

I'm starting an online "Watercolor Journaling" course tomorrow! I haven't painted with watercolors since I was a little kid but I'm looking forward to this.  It's not messy and won't take as long to finish a painting. I did one painting this week to try out the ink pens and paints which consist of 4 different tins, including a shimmering tin of colors which is what I used here except for the yellow center. 
Here is my practice watercolor painting.
I have ordered 2 different journals for this course - I love journals for writing and this will be the first time I use them for painting. If I can scan them I'll post here. They are beautiful! I bought them both on etsy in 2 different shops. One from Athens and one from the UK. I really think I'm going to enjoy this course. Time will tell. :)