I requested a variety of journaling and mixed media books from my library to explore. I'm fortunate because while my local library doesn't have these books, I can order them from libraries around the state. I want to recommend a few for you to look into. The first two books I recommend are:
Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage by Dina Wakley. If you want to understand the principles of composition these are the books for you! Clear explanations and sample step by step projects to figure out things like the rule of 1/3rd, using white space, and repetition.
Here are some art journal pages I created based upon Dina's books. Enjoy!
I have been having a lot of fun drawing mandalas lately and took the 100 Mandalas challenge. The challenge is to draw 100 mandalas in 100 days, but I'm on the slower track of just drawing 100 mandalas sometime in the next year or two.
This is a great video that shows you how to draw and color a mandala in about 10 minutes. Check it out here.
If you have ever feared creating something.
If you have ever felt too vulnerable to start drawing.
If you have ever needed a big hug and a booster shot of encouragement.
Listen to this.
I have read all of Brene Brown's work and her wisdom has helped me live a more joyful and authentic life. I value courage. I want to hear your story. If you haven't listened to Brene's TED talks you can find them here and here.