But...I can't draw!!!

The one thing that has always made me think that I wasn't creative was the fact that I couldn't draw. I stopped at that, and just believed if I couldn't draw, I wouldn't ever be creative. If I learn nothing else from my foray's into art journaling, I will forever be grateful to find out that I AM creative! I also have wanted to expand my drawing skills from stick people. I found www.drawspace.com. There are a ton of online drawing lessons you can take. Step by step drawings? That takes the intimidation factor out of it. Here are a few of my lessons that I've done. Now, keep in mind--that I can barely draw stick figures!! You can see all my guidelines, but that is what learning is for.

I am QUITE proud of myself! *Pats self on back*

In art journal land, I am addicted to the idea of black backgrounds. I could play with fun colors on black all day. This is just black paint and neocolor crayons on top. And sharpie pen. Love.


  1. hi dawn!! it's hard for me to believe that you have felt you aren't creative.....your fabulous journal pages say otherwise!! i know what you mean about drawing.....i just discovered about a year ago that i can indeed draw (and i thought all of these years that i couldn't!!). i'm glad that you've found a site that has shown you the steps.....there's definitely an artist inside of you, and i think that she's coming out in beautiful fashion on the pages of your journal!!

    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.....it's great to see you there! :))

  2. I love your drawings and I do believe I see some lovely blue doodles on the "Painted Black" journal page.


  3. We share the same addiction to neo's on black... just yummy! And I agree with Vicki; the blue diamond pattern is gorgeous.