June interlude

June in The Painted Diaries was meant to be all about Urban Sketching. Even though I was been enjoying the sketches themselves, it ended up being  a strange process trying to find places and objects to draw each day — one that often left me feeling a bit disconnected. One evening, I spent a wonderful …

Urban Sketching

At the start of this month, I was totally excited about the Urban Sketching theme in The Painted Diaries and also felt totally out of my depth. I’m not usually so “sketchy” in my drawing or my painting. So this month's theme felt freeing and at the same time a steep learning curve. I decided …

Spells, Prayers, and Invocations (part 2)

In working with spells, prayers, and invocations this month, much of my artwork revolved around the use of symbols. I found myself drawing on symbols I identified in the Art Witch Academy seminar on Mapping Your Personal Symbols last year. I also found myself reviving words and images from other journal pages which have lodged …