Although I do enjoy my journals, I began using them as an inspiration to work on larger pieces! It worked but sometimes even when I am working on the watercolour journal, which for me becomes more of a mini-watercolour art book as opposed to a journal, I find myself wanting to do a little more and to use other media. This little work on sketch paper was drawn with pencil first and then I used marker lines over the pencil and then added the paint. I try not to erase at all when I draw, a great tip from artist Jean Rooney with whom I worked on techniques and everything else “art” for over a year . I find that when I don’t allow myself to erase I spend more time taking in the lines with my eyes (and my visual cortex) and this assists in my mark making and ultimately, with me being happy with the mark the first time. The extra time spent on taking it all in with my eyes gives me more confidence and leads to a stronger line in the end. I have also posted my photograph of the items drawn…try not to be too harsh on me with the reflection! Enjoy, try drawing without erasing and keep making art!