On to the book review. I met Violette in October at JournalFest in Port Townsend, WA. She's a delight: warm and open and down to earth. My kind of people. Her book is the same. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better via The Sketchbook Challenge (the first theme is up here, btw).
With its bright colors and simple line drawings, Journal Bliss is a good choice for the beginner or teenager who wants to get started with minimal fuss.
Violette's drawing style is one you can learn by looking and practicing a bit: simple drawings and watercoloring. Rather than earth-shattering techniques here, Journal Bliss is an encouraging voice for a beginner. A couple of my favorite ideas were the simple borders and lettering.
|A technique I enjoyed was patchwork borders with a bit of charcoal. Fun and simple.|
Big hugs all around. It's sure to be a great year.