I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.
Join me for, All Things Paper- An Art Journaling Workshop
Here are a few techniques that we will explore in this online course:
I will be sharing with all of you how I go about working in an art journal and all of my favorite techniques. I started my own art practice by working in an art journal. It's a great way to get started painting, especially if you need practice. Art journaling is a great way to try new techniques or play with composition. You can take them anywhere and the inspiration is limitless.
We will also be exploring works on paper that you can then frame or mount to canvas and hang on your wall. I hope you can join me!
My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.