‘Journaling is best if it is done daily’ – the words of Victoria Torf in her article 15 Reasons Why Artists Keep a Visual Journal.
I try to draw everyday, even if it’s only a mini doodle.
Victoria also suggests that we keep a journal so we have a wealth of reference material. This made me decide that it’s fine for me to put anything in my journal, not just the projects that I am working on.
In view of this I have started a daily journal for my textile degree work, I have to say it’s getting quite addictive and I keep finding my eyes flicking about all over the place looking for material to include and record.
Then walking along the road I found a feather, so suspecting synchronicity I grabbed it for my journal.
I have some new Dr.Ph.Martin’s radiant watercolour so I used this and watercolours to add some vibrance. I’m glad I kept a photograph of my drawings because I don’t really like the colour versions. I have a lot to learn about using paint.
Another artist I have been looking at is Marina Molares and she uses digital software to create duplicate images, so using my iPhone I make a quick edit.