Creative journal course – autumn

I’ve now completed my third six-week creative journal course, which are held at Metal in Southend. As this session began in autumn, our work was very much inspired by the vibrant seasonal changes in the natural environment.

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Some of the themes we covered were decay, colour, form and repetition; developing our ideas with a range of mixed media including bleach, ink, pencil collaged with scrap paper…

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…mixing natural and unnatural colours with leaf rubbings…

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…making observational drawings with pen and ink.

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I particularly liked the skeletal form of the hydrangea petal and the shadows I created with the leaves…

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