Friday, March 4, 2011

Strathmore OnLine Workshop


It's been a few days since I have posted so I thought I would update you on what I have been up to.  I am taking a couple of free art classes on line and participating in the Sketchbook Challenge also. So I am trying to make my art around both the Strathmore Online Workshop and the Challenge so I have less to do; and hopefully keep up with creating enough art to submit to all of them:-/

Visual Journals

Just thought I would give my humble opinion on the Strathmore Visual Journals that I have used so far. I LOVE the “Watercolor 140lb Journal” and “Bristol Journal”. I just started using the “Watercolor 90lb Journal” today and it is ok, but I do not believe that the pages will hold up to my abuse, so I will stick to the 140lb from here on out. I am using the "Mixed Media Journal" for the Online class and it is ok, but I will have to see how the pages will hold up to my abuse also. I say abuse because I use a lot of different mediums on my pages, so I am not sure that the paper is heavy enough for this. But we will see what happens as I start really working in it.

Of course my little girl (kittie) is giving her stamp of approval (top right corner) while I was taking pictures of my pockets:-) One of our first assignments is to make pockets in the back of the journal. I have never done it this way. So far I am happy with it, but not sure how much I will really be able to put in them. But for the first time I used scrapbook paper instead of painting the pages and I kind of like it.

This week has been a little off for me so I trust I will be better about posting and returning messages this coming week. I have been trying to get all of this stuff together and I have not felt well again. But I have a doctors appointment soon so they will be checking my blood to make sure my platelets are still in the normal range. Having this illness makes me so tired all the time, sometimes I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep!!! And on top of all of this I have had problems with my computer lab at work, which makes life stressful in it self because my students lose their work all the time and that makes them upset, which I don't blame them. So it has been less than a happy time in little world this week.

Warm Wishes, CindyLew


  1. I hope things get better soon for you Cindy. I know it must be hard to want to do things but not feel up to it. I loved all you have done there though. Have a great weekend.

  2. I should have scrolled down first before I commented on your other post. Love your pockets! That is what I am going to do this week. I need to finish working on an exchange that I signed up for that needs to be mailed out soon. Once I am done with that I am back to my Art Journaling. Hope you get to feeling better soon!



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