Hi Friends and Followers every where and welcome to my blog on this very hot day in NE UK. I have just walked along the beach by the sea edge and it is still hot there so I am pleased to be back home in the shade of my craftroom-any excuse to do some crafting :)
I have tried all sorts of crafting but I have never made an art journal. Susi invited me to join in at Art Journal Journey so I looked to see what I had to use as a journal and I found a watercolour paper pad that I bought over 20 years ago by mistake as I used to use Gouache for my paintings and it didn't like that sort of paper.
The subject this time is Architecture so this is my very first page of my first Art Journal thanks to Susi and a little encouragement from Valerie as well.
I painted the background with various colours of H20 paints then drew the Japanese building in black pen and coloured it with felt tips. I have various Japanese type stamps so used a few of those to surround my drawing. Next I found this great quote by a Japanese architect. There was still a space on the left so I added a butterfly to represent the 'butterfly effect'.
A butterfly is flying in Africa. A tsunami is devastating Japan
I recall this quote for some unknown reason though haven't a clue who said it.