Strathmore Visual Journaling

We just completed Workshop One of Strathmore’s Online Visual Journaling Series. This month’s topic has been Recycled Journal pages. We started creating with one page made from copies of previous journal pages we’ve created.

Here is my original journal page I created a while back that was the basis of this workshop’s page.

Dream Big!
Dream Big!

Each week we added new techniques and new products to that same page. At first, I hated to mess up this week one’s page but it got easier as the weeks went on.

I really enjoyed working with the oil pastels. I had purchased them a year or so for a project and used them but never really played with them. I also enjoyed using the graphite pencil and the blending stump.

Here are the pages. I’ve put them all together so you can see how they progressed. Pretty neat. It was amazing to see how some of the other students’ work changed as the weeks went on. Great class!

I loved adding the white at the end and using paint pens. There are things I would change, but it was a great learning experience. Workshop Two will be starting next month. These classes are free and you can join us here.

I’ve also been doing a bit of sewing. Dave posted here about the produce and bread bags I made for us recently. I’m still working on some new potholders to replace our old ones.

Snow dying has pretty much taken over my life for the past week or so. I’ve become obsessed by it! I’ll be posting shortly a couple tutorials on two different methods I used. And if I can do it, anyone can do it!!

I’m off to rinse out my final lot of dyed fabric.