Thursday, October 14, 2010

coloring therapy...


Another page from my "coloring journal" of illustrations.  I get so lost in clean crisp pages and linear drawings, it becomes my therapy. My coloring journal becomes a form of meditation for me, to first draw with my black fine tip markers. (Copic multiliners, Sakura microns)  Enter my piles of Copics.  Using the brush tips of the Copic sketch markers is like painting, blending shades and filling in the sketches with layers of color.  


I have notebooks and journals of thousands of quotes that i have collected since high school.  Choosing words that "speak to me" is also part of the the coloring therapy process.  So apparently this is telling me something:

..."some things have to be believed to be seen"...


Try it!  Go find a quote that speaks to you.  Grab a journal and black pen, and just begin to draw what flows from your heart to your hand.  Lines, doodles, patterns, images.....grab your Copics, colored pencils, and then color!  It's so good for your soul.



  1. Joanne, this is just beautiful!!! It makes me so happy just looking at it. Keep up the amazing work, girlfriend! You are a true talent!

  2. love what you've been doing! so pretty and colorful. and great hand lettering too! have you ever checked out aimee's blog artsyville? if not, you'd love it!

  3. Joanne, I'm still catching up from our trip and all I can say is WOW!!! This is beautifully done and I love your encouraging message!! Mel