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 http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/ also. So I am trying to make my art around both the Strathmore Online Workshop http://www.strathmoreartiststudio.com/ and the Challenge so I have less to do; and hopefully keep up with creating enough art to submit to all of them:-/
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.
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