Warm and woolly…

How is your January going?

Ours has been quietly eventful.

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We had snow last weekend. A nice quiet snow.

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Quite a bit of it, which happens only once in a while around here,
making it somewhat of an event..

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And in the midst of the snowstorm, a new little person
arrived in the world, and came to stay with us for a while.
A newborn in the house means lots of quiet naps…
and sometimes not so quiet moments, as Tyler and Nana are experiencing.

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We’ve had the snowy sort of quiet,
along with the newborn sort of “quiet.”

All that has kept me quite busy, but has also afforded a few minutes here and
there for journaling. I started working on my title page for January.

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Warm and wooly mittens and snowflakes seemed to be a good choice.
And a perfect chance to practice adding a bit of texture to my drawing!

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I pulled out a pair of hand knit mittens my daughter Kate made for me so I could have a visual reference. Warm woolly knitted mittens seems to have little “v’s” all lined up in rows.

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Tiny knit stitches were started with an icy blue marker.
I tried to follow the contour of the mitten as I dabbed them in.

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An ultra-fine black pen, along with a medium point
blue marker helped define the texture a bit.

Adding texture to a drawing takes a LOT of patience.

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It’s getting there. It’s not perfect, and I can already see some things I wish I had done differently. But that’s what art journaling is all about… learning and experimenting!

Art Supplies Used:
Copic Sketch marker B00 Frost Blue (Knit stitches)
Prismacolor Premier Marker Cool Grey 30% (Shading)
PaperMate Flair Medium Marker (Dark aqua details)
Pigma Micron 01 & Pima Brush Pen (Outlining)

2 thoughts on “Warm and woolly…

  1. Oh my WORD! Mom, this is GORGEOUS! 😍 Can’t wait to see what you do with the entire journal! (You should REALLY consider getting a hardcover version printed!)

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