Lifebook 2014 – Tree of Life

I found this lesson hard, not sure why, but I did enjoy painting the tiny flowers and plants as well as practicing lettering. The chaos…

Lifebook 2014 – Positive Life Connections

In this class we had to emphasise positive connections in our lives via mixed media, using layering and brayering and a paint over collage technique for the face. I think everyone should have butterflies in their hair…

Lifebook – The joy of intention

This Lifebook lesson required us to ‘be in the moment’ and use layers of acrylic ink, paint and collage to make a statement about the now. I really enjoyed writing with a brush and inks. I made an art journal page with the left over paint.

Lifebook 2014 – Pop up positive!

In this lesson we had to make a pop-up page with a cover containing collage, paint and positive attributes, the pop up also had to illustrate 3 attributes. I made a fun journal page with the left over paint :)

Lifebook 2014 – Spray inks with paper cuts

I enjoyed the spray ink lesson so much that I decided to make another one, this time using layered papercuts. I sprayed and splattered Dylusions ink sprays onto the page, sketched out the side profile head and checked the placement of the painted silhouette cameo paper cuts. Then I added details to the face.

Lifebook 2014 – Spray ink Ostara

In this lesson we had to use spray inks, negative space and a side profile head. This is Ostara and she is carrying springtime in her hair :)

Drawing faces

I practiced drawing a face using my Lifebook lessons. I can’t quite believe that a week ago I wouldn’t have been able to do this. Thank you Tamara and all the other teachers at Lifebook 2014 Everyone should do this course! :)

Lifebook 2014 – Shading a face with blended acrylic paint

Lifebook week 5 gave an introduction to shading with acrylic paint. We had to make a quirky lady with cotton candy hair, so please meet ‘Sugar’, she’s quite sweet! I enjoyed learning the acrylic blending technique in this lesson and realised the value of under painting with darker shades.

Lifebook 2014 – mixed media collage

The Lifebook 2014 week 4 lesson was all about collage, we had to pick items that were ‘true’ to us and make a mixed media composition with them. I enjoyed doodling on this one…