This week for the Diva we are to work on black paper using a white pen. I've had no luck with white pens. I keep buying them - good ones too- and they just keep drying up on me. Ive googled what to do but its not worked for me. I started using some coloured gel pens I had then it came to me I had a box of gel pens from Smiggle. Yey! They worked! Nevertheless, I liked the colours so finished that one, then did a stacked one in white. I shaded in white charcoal.
I have just returned home from a most amazing event! A little village called Yarragon, 15 Minutes from where I live, normally runs an Art Exhibition every year. Instead this year they put on an "Arts Fest...the Full Spectrum". Twenty workshops over two days put on by twenty talented folk. Each ran for an hour and cost only $10. People even came from over one hundred miles away to be further educated in as many arts/crafts as they wished.
On offer were calligraphy, gouache painting, journalling, printmaking, zentangle, scraper art, felting, weaving in the round, watercolour painting, acrylic painting, paper characteristics, knitting, pastels, watercolour pencils, sketching, charcoal, coloured pencils, marker rendering, In between my teaching sessions I did the workshop on using markers, and another with Canson Papers, which was an in-depth instruction about why papers and paints are so different in price and quality. An awesome two days.
Ive had some fun tangling over my spray ink backgrounds, even made a birthday card ..of sorts.
And finally an assortment of ATC's made for Facebook swap "Pop of colour"