Art Journaling Outdoors

I tend to think I need all my supplies to create, and sometimes that keeps me at home even though I want to go elsewhere; to travel or just simply go outside for a while. In summer I love to create outside. I miss having a balcony a lot – but since I don’t have one right now I’ve experimented with creating elsewhere this summer. A few times I brought my journal outdoors, and it’s been blissfully awesome.

I think watercolouring is especially good to do outside, when the weather allows it. It is not as messy as acrylics you know. Watercolour pans are smaller containers and it’s easier to carry. All you really need is your journal, a pencil, water and your paint brush and paint box!

Smilla - Sleeping cutie
And it’s so nice to have a sleeping cat keeping me company in my parents garden. Here is a close-up of the flower doodles, posted to instagram:

I started writing and drawing above, and finished the page at my desk a few days later. This is the finished spread:

Art Journal: Hey mr Bluebird
Hey mister Bluebird, born in the garden, come sit on my shoulder and sing a happy tune for me.