I have an addiction to new sketchbooks. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before on this blog. It’s hard for me to pass by the paper shelves in an art store without flipping through the sketchbooks and touching the papers to see how smooth they’d be for paint or pencil. I just went in to buy picture hooks, I swear!! But on Tuesday, I came out of the art store with yet another mixed media soft cover journal. And I’ve been on a major painting roll since then. Coincidence? I think not. It’s a large Strathmore Mixed Media journal and I love the thing. Super paper for messy art makers and the soft cover makes for some easily bendable pages. All of these ladies are in the new art journal and I’ve decided to fill it all with different mixed media portraits. There’s more art actually. But I didn’t want to plaster the portraits all in one blog post. I’m positive I’ll be totally art burned out by next week so I’ll save them for a blog post then. LOL.
I bought a new scanner this week and I want to recommend it to my artist friends. It’s an Epson V370 and WOW – do I ever love this thing! It’s so amazingly clear and it scans my artwork a gazillion times better than my old Canon LIDE (which did me well for years but has slowly died). What I especially like is that it picks up ALL of the colour. My old scanner would totally skimp out on the pinks and the yellows, and purples too. I often had to heavily edit in Photoshop to get my scanned art to look like the original art. But now I don’t have to. Yay! This Epson scans the art and the scan looks just like the art. It’s brilliant.
I’m still blogging along with Effy this month though I’m clearly slacking. Work gets in the way, and painting in new journals too! Happy weekend everyone.