Obviously it's been longer then a day since I blogged, but I figured what's it matter no one reads this thing anyway... lol.. A couple weeks ago I came across the blog of the AMAZING Rachel Denbow. I've been to her blog plenty of times before but this time was different. She was talking about the art journal class she was offering on etsy through her blog. It was perfect timing because I have been wanting to find a way to express my feelings but scrapbooking just wasn't going to work for me. I figured an art journal would be a place I could unleash my anger and true feelings, but I didn't know where to begin. So, I decided to sign up for Rachel's first art journal class. I LOVED it!! I haven't actually done any of it yet, but I followed along and know that I'll enjoy doing it. I planned on working on it that weekend at the crop I was vending at, but decided last minute that the crop might not be the best place to work on it. I figured I'd get pretty emotional while doing it. I emailed Rachel and told her how much I LOVED the first class and thought it was exactly what I needed to help deal with the loss of my Dad. She sent me the second and third class too! I was and am still so excited! I can't wait to get started on it! If you get a chance be sure to check them out in Rachel's etsy shop!
The next day, I was checking out scrap scene and saw that Dina Wakley was doing an online class at Debbie Hodge's Get it Scrapped Online Classes. I love Dina's work and her art journals are awesome! I decided right away I had to sign up for her Art Journaling 101 Class! I'm in my third week of the class and LOVING every minute of it!! I have actually been following along with the class, which is why I haven't done Rachel's class yet. I can't wait to do Rachel's, but I wanted to be able to really follow along in Dina's class. All i've got to show is some painted Art Journal backgrounds that I posted in my flickr album, not the most exciting thing.. but I'm going to share them anyway since I'm so proud of them.. lol.. and all the texture I did on them with Gesso. You can't really see it too good in photos but here they are anyway..