The Painted Diaries 2.0 – March (part 2)

I have been especially grateful to have this daily art practice during this time of change. Whatever may be going on each day, to sit and spend some time making these pages has been both calming and grounding. I continued with the theme of finger painting to create the backgrounds. It feels so therapeutic to …

The Painted Diaries 2.0 – March (part 1)

This month in The Painted Diaries we are painting with our fingers! I can’t think of anything as satisfying as smooshing paint around with my bare hands. On top of these abstract backgrounds I’ve been drawing – most often a self-portrait – and adding a phrase taken from my tarot journal. Much as I love …

The Painted Diaries 2.0 – February (part 2)

The intuitive art theme of this last month's Painted Diaries transformed my least favourite month into a dream-like and playful exploration. I fell in love with the characters that appeared each day and couldn't help but imagine the stories they came from. January's pattern-drawing theme definitely played a big part in embellishing the figures once …

The Painted Diaries 2.0 – February (part 1)

February on The Painted Diaries is all about intuitive art. I have loved being surprised each day by the characters that have come to visit. And I'm finding it interesting to see how the art that is emerging through this method is infused with an atmosphere of feeling, longing, and connection.

The Painted Diaries 2.0 – January (part 2)

It has been a wonderful journey combining the Get Messy Season of Home with the technique of pattern drawing in my Painted Diaries journal. I found myself getting into a meditative state of mind while making these patterns every day. Even the cutting out of shapes from magazine images was calming and centring. Here are …

The Painted Diaries 2.0 – January (part 1)

During the last few weeks of 2019, I was pondering a very important question: which journal to use for The Painted Diaries 2020? One thing was clear to me: after pushing my paper to the limit last year, I knew I needed to use watercolour paper so that I would be free to throw all …