AJSS Week Two - Sunny Landscapes and Pretty Blooms

Hello my Arty-Farty Friends,

We're into Week Three of Art Journal Summer School, but I'm kinda popping in and out, taking a dip into whatever takes my fancy whenever I have a bit of time to play. I'm having a great time, mostly working in my art journal outside in the garden during the cool of the evening.

Here are my pages inspired by the lessons in Week Two. First, "Sunny Landscapes" with Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk ...

We started by collaging various patterned papers, then used different mediums to add layers of colour and interest, finishing with pencils and pens to give emphasis and detail.

My next page was inspired by the lesson with the creator of AJSS, Marieke Blokland, who show us how to draw "Pretty Blooms" in a loose, sketchy style which I love. We add scribbly details with pens and filled in the background with a wash of colour ...

And finally, in case you haven't seen it already, here's a reminder of my AJSS kit, which I've been taking out to the garden most evenings ...

I'm really enjoying the ease of just working from what is in the kit, and one of the best things is that whilst I'm working, my DH is sitting next to me, doing his crossword, taking an interest in what I'm working on, and offering occasional suggestions - he came up with the idea of adding faux stitching to the collage piece, which I think turned out really well.
Maybe I should get him his own art journal :o)

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon!

Love Annie xxx


Hi Annie, don't worry I know it's not Wednesday but just thought I'd pop over. These pages are lovely, gorgeous colours and great depth to them. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx
Helen Wallace said…
Two inspiring art journal pieces Annie. The landscape one brings back memories of the paddocks on the farm where I spent the first six years of my life. The flowers remind me of my Mother's garden; so soft and delicate. Hmmm....so lovely....they remind me of an idyllic childhood. TFS
Wow, both of these pages are fantastic! The way you describe sitting there with hubby is so idyllic! Next thing you know, he'll be art journalling! Perhaps all he needs is a little encouragement! ;)