Sunday, November 30, 2014

Embrace Change Sketchbook Page

So, I'm new at the sketchbook thing.  Trying the whole challenging myself to try new things, to stretch my horizons and step out into new territory.  So, it's fitting that this page is about change.  I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone here.
This is for the Sketchbook Challenge on Flickr.  I stop by quite often to admire the talent of the artists.  I'm intimidated, but decided to jump in anyways.  Joyce Meyer says, "Do it afraid!"  That's my new motto.  I am working on not letting fear hold me back.
I love all things fall, so leaves and fall colors are right at the top of the list.  I was naturally drawn to this challenge.  This is my second attempt at the scetchbook thing.  Not spectacular. I have a long way to go, but it's a start.  I will become better at letting my inner artist out, but one step at a time.
I found some gorgeous leaves outside and pressed them in a book. I used them as a guideline on drawing the shapes and coloring.   I used my Micron pens, and Tim Holtz distress inks to warercolored the page.  I'm not very good at lettering, but this, too, will develop.   Practice, practice, practice!
It appeals to me, this art sketchbook.  It's a form of journaling, and I love journaling.  I'm finding that by combining my art with my journaling, I go deeper and thoughts and ideas emerge that I was not aware of.  
Change....hmmm.  Good?  Bad?  How to handle it?  Where is God in it?  All things to journal about in my writing journal.  The art has helped me open the door to my thoughts. 
I hope you'll stop by at the Sketchbook Challenge on Flickr and check out the wonderful art there!
Let me know what you have tried lately that you've been putting off out of fear of not feeling good enough.  And if you still haven't done it, I encourage you to take the leap and do it afraid!  It is very freeing!