“To find your creative muse you have to go to a place within yourself where no one else has ever been. Experiment, brake the rules, make mistakes, grow and most of all ... Have fun while doing it! Don't wait for inspiration to come to you .. go out and find it.Never loose the child within you because within the child you will find your imagination. Be creative and be inspired and you will live a life filled with wonderful creative blessings."

Please visit my new blog.

Please visit my new blog.
Get inspired and learn an easy way to keep an art journal.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ek blog nou op Facebook.

Ek het besluit om al my 'blogging' oor my joernale van nou af op Facebook te doen. Kom loer gerus in. Hoop om jou daar te sien!


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Groetnis
Monica

Thursday, January 10, 2013

No Pencil drawing.


One of the things I want to do this year is to improve my drawing skills. I know from experience that drawing  with a marker or pen not only force you to really look before you make a mark but it also help you to overcome the fear and insecurity in your own creative and artistic abilities. I love to sketch and draw and do it all the time and whenever I can even if it is only little doodles while I am on the telephone. 


I usually sketch or draw all over in different journals but this year I dedicated a journal for these kind of sketches. I have only one rule in this journal - NO PENCIL OR ERASING are allowed on any of the pages and it must be real time life drawings.  It doesn't matter if some of the drawings are totally wonkers or lines are not straight. I will sketch and draw as often as I can and I will not let 'bad drawings' sabotage my future drawings. I will just push on because I know that I will have a big smile on my face when I look back through the pages at the end of the year and see how I have improved. 

This is a page from my journal showing the tools I will be using. The journal itself is one I made with a sheet of watercolor paper and the rest of my tools are small, compact and easy to carry around.   

What do you say? Challenge yourself and keep a journal that you fill with drawings going straight in with a marker or pen. Do it for a month as an experiment. You will be amazed to see how it force you to really observe something and your ability to make marks and draw fluent lines will improve drastically. 

Best of luck and happy drawing! 
Ansota :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

My Compass


Sketch of a compass. Not a perfect sketch but I tried. I am still struggling with perspective and really have to train my eye how to look at things. It was a good practice round though :) 
Happy drawing, sketching and painting everyone!
Ansota

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello 2013

The first page for the new year in my Artword 2013 sketchbook. 

 Wishes for a wonderful 2013 to all my blog readers! 
Hugs
Ansota

Art Journaling with Ansota: Artword 2013

Read all about my art word for 2013 by visiting the link below. I am going to use the word open in my art this coming year and talk about how I am planning to do it. I will be posting all my finished pages here through out 2013.

Art Journaling with Ansota: Artword 2013: There are only two more days left for the year 2012 and for some of us we are already thinking of the coming year and what we want to achi...

Keep well everyone!
Happy 2013 to you all!
 May this be a  fantastic art filled and creative year!
Ansota 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Art Journaling with Ansota: I love Gouache!



Art Journaling with Ansota: I love Gouache!: In between the ordinary day to day journaling I love to experiment with paints as well. My favorite paints to use for these kind of art ...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Altered Brushes

If you haven't heard about altered brushes you must take a look on Donna Downey's blog to see a beautiful collection of decorated brushes. Caryl of Eezy Peezy Journals recently introduced us on in2crafts to it and this is my first decorated brush. It didn't take long and was a fun project.

Take care,
Ansota :)


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Art Journaling with Ansota




My new blog is called Art Journaling with Ansota. I decided to start a blog where I can show people how to keep an Art Journal. I will focus on those of you who think you have no artistic talents. I want to show how anybody can live a life filled with creativity. There are tutorials and information about materials needed to get you started.

I will appreciate it so much if you could visit and support me. There will be lots happening over there in the future and you don't want to miss it! :o)

Take care and hope to see you there! 
~Ansota~
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