Hello my lovelies!
And a warm welcome to everyone on the Art of Wild Abandonment blog hop! If you have followed along from the start you should have gotten here from Vicki’s at Green Eyed Lady Designs. If not, or you’re not a part of the blog hop but would like to follow along anyway, head over to Claire’s at Creativity Rocks for the first post.
I signed up to the Art of Wild Abandonment workshop knowing next to nothing about it, and absolutely nothing about Junelle, but it looked good and I trusted Christy’s judgement. I’m glad I did. It is a fantastic workshop. Junelle is such a sweetie. She is a gentle and supportive teacher, AND she also creates the most wonderful whimsical art.
One of the first things that blew me away about the class was Junelle showing us how she brainstorms and develops ideas through thumbnail sketches. It was right up my street.
It is no secret that I have wanted to get back into drawing for a couple of years now, but life with two young kids has kind of gotten in the way. Thumbnail sketching seemed a non-scary, and a not very time consuming way to get back into it.
Also, I am a memory-keeper by nature; I have kept diaries and journals for as long as I can remember, I blog, I photograph…and I quickly realised thumbnail-sketching would be another great tool for me to capture those magic everyday moments I treasure so much. To develop later at my leisure.
Some of you have already seen a couple of the journal pages I developed from thumbnail-sketches:
To God with Love
And the sketchbook is quickly filling up with ideas I want to work on. These are just a couple of examples:
Brainstorming memories of my (late) dad for later journaling projects
Looking at my 15 month old boy’s favourite toys for journaling later
This sketch is one of “the lucky ones” that I have worked on. It is now a nearly finished journal page:
The season I’m in (sketch)
So thank you Christy and Junelle, for making me look at my life with fresh eyes so that I can sketch it and treasure it forever.
Now, hop on over to Judy’s.
Have a nice weekend!