Quick peek into my recently finished Sketchbook. Full video on YouTube @cinziamorris
I’m using a new notebook, the Hand Book Co Travelogue Watercolor book. I love this brand but haven’t used this larger size yet. I’m in love. I’ve been busy doing my weekly farm share and also experimenting with colors and techniques in my journal. I had the great fortune of spending the day at the […]
It’s not been easy keeping up with my weekly farm share. Both eating it and capturing it takes diligence. Two things I’ve learned: Draw it all right away. The flowers start dying in the heat and the food, well, that dies in my body. Eat it all right away. Both to make sure I eat […]
I would have had another workshop meltdown if I hadn’t set a clear intention before I went: You will NOT spend any time in Seattle crying in the street. I set this intention because every time I take an art class, at some point during the instruction, I sink into despair. Learning curves are steep […]
It’s really hard to give yourself a mid-term assessment. But since I set out to create and follow my own art school curriculum, I must make a stab at charting progress. Rather than write an exhaustive explanation of all I did, felt and thought, or even a summary of that, I’m doing a list review of […]
An illustrated journal is a place to capture the world as I see it. It’s a place to experiment, to discover and to play.
I keep pushing open to new things: larger pages, paper that works better with watercolor paints, sketching things that are difficult like people and urban landscapes.
Mostly I am having fun and enjoying myself. In this video, I share that pleasure and creativity that I cultivate in my journals. Enjoy!
Mia at Two Hands Paperie asked me if I could provide a sample journal for my Journal Juju class there. I didn’t want to release one of my own notebooks, so I made a counter-offer.
I’d pick up a Moleskine Japanese Album and see how much of it I could fill in two hours. Using the methods and exercises I teach in my Journal Juju class, I’d see how far I could go.
I’m here to confess: I’m a notebook geek. In this video I dish on my obsession, letting you into the pages of the various notebooks I use. I also share some great resources for journal lovers and at the end of this long-ish video, something unexpected and funny happens.
I always loved school, but I didn’t love getting an F in high school art. Now that I’m gearing myself toward making art, I am eager to learn and improve. I’m also eager to be financially prudent.
So it’s back to school for me, with my own art school curriculum.
I’ve been waiting for this book, the second in a series by Danny Gregory, for a long time.
Here’s my enthusiastic book review of An Illustrated Journey by Danny Gregory.