Friday, March 20, 2015

Updates in my planner journal and more...

Hey friends!  How goes it?  I've been having a blast with my No Excuses pages for March so far.  The color of the month is purple, and I've completely fallen in love with it!  Purple is not a color I've used all that much in the past.  I'm more of a pink, orange, turquoise and lime green girl; so it's been refreshing to explore a new palette.

Here are my first two weekly spreads...

Week One


 and detail shots...





Week Two:

 Detail...



This month, I'm trying a different layout each week, and it's been fun so far.  Right now I'm working on a circle layout, which is a whole new challenge!  I'll share that one with you when the week is done.


In other news, I've joined two new classes this month, and started two new subscriptions!  I just can't stop joining things!  Everything looks so fun - I cant resist!  LOL!  Here's the overview...

Workshops...

Imaginary Creatures with Carla Sonheim.  
Super fun, one week intensive on - you guessed it - drawing imaginary creatures.  :)  The class is over, but I'm not done with the lessons (ha, of course).  Here's one of the pages I completed so far.  These are watercolor blob animals and oh my goodness did I have fun making them...
They were easy and did I mention SO FUN to make?!!  A new type of drawing for me and I am loving it.


Permission to Play with Mindy Lacefield.
This is an 11-month class that started in February, and there are 18 lessons in all.  The concept of this one is to play like a child with your art, and that really appeals to me.  I'm a big fan of Mindy's work, so I'm excited to learn from her.   So far, I've only done the first lesson, but I'm having a lot of fun already.  Here's how it turned out...




The two subscriptions I started this month are The Right Brain Planner, and The Art Journaler.  These are both monthly downloads from Teresa Robinson.  Teresa's style is so cool, and her writing is very thought provoking.  A bonus is that she has a very active and fun facebook community, that I've already been learning a lot from!  There are so many things you can do with the information you get in the subscriptions.  My current plan is to use them in bits and pieces to add depth and interest to my planner journal, and I've already started doing that.  Some people make monthly booklets with them which also sounds fun.   Check it all out here if you are interested!

Alright, I guess I better stop for now.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I really appreciate you! 

Linking up with "Art Journal Every Day"


10 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Michelle! I love what you did with the color purple! They are so cool and creative! (I especially LOVE that hair!!) and you are doing an amazing job with your 2 new classes, too! Your work always inspires me, my friend! And thanks so much for your visit to my blog, too! HUGS!!!!

Kim T said...

Always learn so much from your posts. Very intrigued with planners right now and the Right Brain Planner really caught my attention. I just have trouble keeping up with everything and hesitate to add one more, so will be interested in how you like it. Love her writing, but it's overwhelming in a good way! Your journal pages are so fun to look at ... thanks for posting!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You ROCKED the purple!! LOVING those pages!! And your drawings are absolutely FABULOUS!!

robin lorraine williamson said...

love all the art started following from art journal hop can't wait to see more thanks for sharing

prachee Vashistha said...

wow!!!! amazing peice of work or works should i say :) thumbs up to u!!!!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Fun pages in your planner. I love purple and smiled so much to see what you have done with it. Have a great weekend

Teresa Robinson said...

Such amazing pages, Michelle! And delighted to be with you in-community! :D

dianaklein.com said...

Beautiful and super cool!!!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, I would sit and look through your planner all day. It's lovely!

dawn said...

Hello Michelle,

I LOVE your journal pages, so pretty and fun and PURPLE!! YAY! I wasn't a fan of purple either till I started painting and now I love it and think of it as my brave color. You did great with it! I seriously love everything about your pages, can't wait to see more.
I follow Teresa on IG and LOVE her too, she always has inspiring words to use and think about. So glad you found her.
YAY for a class about playing, I need that one.

Saw your desk post below too. What a lovely treasure you have and can't wait to see the after picture.

Thanks so much for your visit and comments friend. I sadly, didn't get to go on retreat. My hubby did get really sick and so I had to stay home and take care of things. Hopefully next time.
Have a great week!