The Painted Diaries – October (part 1)

The theme for October in The Painted Diaries is drawing! (Tying in with the #inktober drawing challenge.) I decided this is a wonderful opportunity for me to practice drawing something I find really challenging: ANIMALS! Armed with these two books for inspiration and encouragement, I’m hoping this will be an inspiring month and one which …

The Painted Diaries – September (part 2)

Much of September was spent working on backgrounds for the RAWonline class with Amanda Grace. The final stage in the process came towards the end of the month when we were at last "allowed" to add imagery and words. This was also the point where the RAWonline class and the scavenger hunt theme for The …

Micro-seasons creative journey – September

It has been so wonderful charting the shift from summer to autumn in my micro-seasons journal this past month. Not surprisingly the focus has changed from flowers to trees and fruits. I love how this project has opened my eyes to the nature that directly surrounds me. Almost all of these entires feature things that …