View Full Version : Friesin's Diary of 2014

01-03-2014, 07:19 AM
This year again I bought a "Carpe diem" (catch the day), offered by one of Germany's important art suppliers. This is a combination of calendar, time schedule and diary. The left page is empty, the paper is quite nice for watercolour with 170gr.
So I m trying to create something on each weekly page which reminds me of an event/ a feeling/ what I was doing then or of the things yet to happen.
Here is my start, the cover of my book first, then the last weeks of 2013.
I used watercolours and watersoluble wax pens.

01-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Great idea, that'll be fun!

01-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Welcome to Art Journal forum. What a great project! Looking forward to seeing your entries for 2014.

Joan T
01-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Looks like a fun way to do some sketching while you seize the day!!! I'll be back to see more.

01-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Well, Im back again:wave:

This is so nice to enjoy:
lying next to my bed so that when I got to bed or leave it I can see my to-do-list at first sight -- plus have a look at my sketch:D
This time I remember the 3 Kings coming here last monday and for the following week I just made a little plan for my next still life.



01-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Excellent when you can make things fun for yourself. Great sketches.

Joan T
01-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Nice that you can combine your schedule and the sketches!

01-26-2014, 04:25 AM
this is so much fun to do :clap:
And a good opportunity to do at least a little bit of watercolouring....
For areal watercolour painting I would have worked more on these, but as they are nothing but very quick sketches I leave them as they are.
Here are the last 2 weeks:
Last week I accompanied my pupils to a local artist who tought them how to print (stryene print). His studio was so fascinating to look at, I couldn't help lurking anywhere.... So I did this little sketch as a souvenir


01-26-2014, 05:20 AM
great idea!

01-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Great sketches. Glad this is working for you.

Joan T
01-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Nice sketches!!

03-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Here#s a new update after 6 weeks of non posting.
I could criticize every single of them, there are plenty of mistakes in each of them, but its only a sketch book, and it was just fun to do anything with watercolours and pencils.
But I am tough, you may leave your c & C :D






03-09-2014, 05:27 PM
No critique from here. I think they are marvelous sketches. Yes, I suppose they could be better. But, again, these are not supposed to be masterpieces, they are supposed to be sketches. :D

03-10-2014, 01:15 PM
But, again, these are not supposed to be masterpieces, they are supposed to be sketches. :D

indeed :D