I will tell you guys a secret though - I am a little embarrassed by the first spread of my pages. It is my own fault, it was my choice which journal I sent to her.
I give myself free reign in my art journal to explore anything that takes my fancy. At the time it was dolls. The fascination lasted only a few months and then it was gone. It never entered into my studio work. I can only hope that I won't be thought of as the art journaler that draws big-eyed girls (not that there is anything wrong with that.)
There are a few pages where we give instructions on our favourite techniques. I still love undercollage.
It is spring in Australia and lots of animals are out and about. I have had a few times that I couldn't go to the dunny at night because of snakes.
I really enjoy the monitor lizards. This is a young guy, only just over a metre long. I hear him rustling around looking for food. I watched one catch a rat outside my studio once. He grabbed it and slammed it to the ground to knock it out, then swallowed it whole.
I am finishing some paintings in the studio.
I can spend weeks doing subtle adjustments of colours, tones and drawing. I find it very satisfying.
Many people can't tell the difference, but I can so I do it.