My workspace is full of watercolor experiments inspired by Marah Johnson's art classes.
Last Friday I attended 2 fantastic art classes led by guest artist Marah Johnson at The Inspiration Station scrapbook store in Connecticut. This was my first visit there, so I was excited to see the shop and take part in a classes that were all about watercolor techniques. The first class, A Compendium of ATC's, was a lesson in making several different types of Artists Trading Cards, and the second class, The Art of Whimsical Drawing, focused on using doodling in artwork. These are a few of the ATC's that I started last night, using water color paper and Twinkling H2O's, and adding doodling with a white gel pen. The one in the top right corner is the finished one I made in class. She explained how to make the flowers, and then gave us random book pages to look through and find some interesting quotes to add to the ATCs.
Our second project was all about doodling. We used old book pages again, and drew a fish, a bird and a face, adding lots of patterns and details with pens and watercolors. After looking at Marah's art journal, I was inspired to start my own, and this is my first page. I've seen so many interesting art journals on the WOYWW desks, and decided to take the leap! Marah is a great teacher, and travels all over the US leading workshops. If she is ever in your area, take her class. Your can read more about her on her blog, and you can see lots of other workspaces over at the Stamping Ground. I'm trading ATC's, so let me know if you'd like to trade.
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