Last week, I grabbed my journal along with a handful of pens and markers and headed to Beth's house for craft day.
Her space is jammed beyond imagining with the BEST stuff. Oh my goodness, I love peeking in the cabinets there.
I knew I didn't have to bring much with me, she has anything I'd need. ( I always check out the trash can too. Including when she comes to craft day at my house. The stuff she tosses can be really nice)
And I scored in the trash can. She'd thrown away a very nice, old book. I tore a page out of it to glue into my journal, and started doodling on it.
She also had been telling me about this book that she'd received for Christmas, and after hearing her talk about it and then seeing my friend, Laurie mention it on her blog, I was intrigued.
Here is what Beth had been working on from the book.
Well, I'm all about doodles and could use a dab of Zen in my life so I started drawing. I think we were laughing and having too much fun for me to reach a Zen state, and I didn't exactly pay mich attention to the book, but it was a nice little push for me to create a page.
It was a little different than what I usually do, I normally doodle around words. But with words or without, you can't go wrong with an afternoon of drawing when you are visiting with a friend.
Here is one I did previously, with words. It was a coloring sheet for the Nature's Blessing Journal swap. You can see the style isn't much different than my zentangle attempt. I like to get inspiration from the lessons of others, but still make a project my own. And when I teach a class, I always hope the students will do the same, so I provide options for them to try. This page was copied before I added the color and included in every book, so that the artists could each color their own page however they liked.
Hmmm, I think I'll make a page for the journal I'm teaching at Birdsong....
I love an excuse to do more doodling!
And guess what???? I already told you that my BFF Beth is going to be a co-teacher for my journaling class at Birdsong 5, right? Now, I've got more news.
Hope is going to co-teach too!
Yep, I've got art journaling royalty coming to show us some tricks. And boy, is she tricky. That girl has some smooth moves. I can't wait to see what both of them have to offer.
Yippee! I'm beyond thrilled with the line up of talented friends coming to share their knoweledge at Birdsong.