Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Art Journal or Nature Journal?

Perhaps you might see it as a hard choice. Should I keep an art journal, or a nature journal? But the truth is, that I find they both co-mingle and co-exist beautifully in the same journal. Needless to say, I am sure that I could convince myself to create another journal to use for NATURE art only, but then my journals would not be half so interesting :)

The trial at ink and wash of the tree. I still say that the texture is missing. I am thinking this is really just an ink project ;)

A dead dragonfly. You can always tell a homeschooler or artist because these things end up in the house in a box waiting. This one was waiting for DD and myself to draw/paint, obviously :) It now lives in DD's nature box... which you can see in this post.

And a detail shot of the dragonfly picture without all the text:


  1. Love this dragonfly drawing! I enjoyed the nature box post too, think I'm going to make one - thanks for sharing your idea!

  2. Great drawings! I like the tree sketch and the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing the nature box idea too :)

  3. I love your dragonfly! I absolutely love them, although we don't have many here, it's too dry. I'd definitely keep it, you never know, you might want to sketch it again...

  4. Thank you everyone :) The dragonfly is back in residence in DD's nature box... after I made her take him OUT of the living room :o
    Deb: I deleted your duplicate comment for you ;)

  5. I like the tree, and it's a great dragonfly!

  6. I didn't think the dragonfly was so bad. Don't be so hard on yourself!


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