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Art journaling in bed

Watercolour and gouache


Inktense blocks and a Geninne Zlatkis journal activity page



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Elephant Hawkmoth painting

I decided to paint an Elephant Hawkmoth for use in another painting as a collage element.
elephant hawkmoth painting joanne seale

elephant hawkmoth drawing joanne seale

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New art journal page – Seek

I made an art journal page using some of my Lifebook lessons.
I used acrylic paint, watersoluble crayon, gesso, acrylic ink, posca pens and inktense to create it, with about 10 million layers :P

seek art journal page joanne seale

As the lady appeared I thought she looked like a nomad, which brought up a question in my mind about seeking, as nomads usually seek water, food, shelter etc etc.

I came to the conclusion that when seeking things the journey is just as important as finding that which you seek :)

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Limited colour palette – Scary Vampire Woman

This Lifebook 2014 class required us to use a limited colour palette, I used 3 colours of acrylic paint on some pretty cheap watercolour paper from The Works… the paper started flaking off after a few layers so will be sticking to the Langton paper for heavily layered work.
I blended the acrylics using both wet and dry brush techniques as well as some glazing.

I’ve no idea why I ended up painting a scary vampire woman, I think maybe I’ve been playing too much Elder Scrolls – Skyrim! I even decided to give her a shadowmark tattoo :)

lifebook limited colour scary vampire woman

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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! :)

cute girl lifebook 2014

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Saturday morning 29.3.2014

On Saturday I spent time playing with watercolour paints in purples and greens, first painting some mandala type patterns



These patterns came from a recently bought mandala colouring book, I scanned in the images then edited them in Photoshop using the magic eraser tool to remove the slightly grey background, I then reduced the opacity of the lines and printed them onto watercolour paper.

I also attempted to paint the Cerinthe plant which inspired this colour combination.

cerinthe painted 1

It needs a bit more work, I think I’ll add details with watercolour pencils and ink..

Here are some bird’s heads which I drew and painted last weekend.

birds heads 1

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Saturday Morning 22.2.2014

It was a delightful morning here in London so I decided to go shopping and pick up a package from the post office.
I live in Bromley which is just at the edge of London and Kent, Bromley town centre has recently been revamped with a few new shops so I decided to check them out.
Here is my haul.
bromley craft haul

I am most excited about my A5 size Paperchase personal planner, it was much much cheaper than a Filofax and far far prettier :)

The other items include some ribbon and trim, a paint palette, a rectangular ceramic dish for my paintbrushes, some black acrylic paint for a Kathy Orta box project, some new glue, a colouring book to practice my painting ;) and some gorgeous patterned paper printed on kraft cardstock :)

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