As you may know I am doing Wanderlust this year. Is it an art journaling course with lots of my favourite people teaching. France Papillon, Kate Krane, Birgit Koopsen and Andy Skinner are some of the names that will be sharing their tips. Great idea and I was really looking forward to it. Now it has started I am not having a great time. I don't know why. I am suffering with lack of mojo as well at the moment so that might have something to do with it...
Anyway this week Kasia was talking about composition and breaking the rules of composition. I was quite astonished as this is a course supposed to be for all levels but a beginner might be left quite confused after this lesson. I think it is better to learn to do it the right way first before you start breaking the rules. Also, when she showed her examples of 'breaking the rules' I thought that most of them didn't work but that is my opinion and of course you can do what you like. I just think art journal spreads mostly work best if the rules are followed to some extend and I also think that most people have a natural feeling of balance if you like, which makes them follow the rules without thinking too much about it.
So, after this I decided to do a half page in my journal, just to use some of the materials Kasia used, like scraps of paper, liquid watercolours (I used India Inks) and white and clear gesso.
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