Artist Spotlight Reviews-Reflexions Pocket Journal by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson


A display of work testing the Reflexions Pocket Journal 

by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson, artist and art instructor

Elizabeth Gyles Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life.  Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at Learn more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, and enjoy her examples and drawing process here in the Reflexions Pocket Journal.

Life can be full in our fast paced life filled to the brim with information.  In this, I find myself drawn to the simple things. I love small but abundant answers to complicated questions. The Reflexions Pocket Journal is just one of those answers. The 3.5" x 5.5" size is just right. It is small enough to fit into my bag or even a pocket. I can take it along wherever I go so when I have an unexpected time of waiting or down time, I can work on creative ideas.
Reflexions Journal
Graphite Pencils

The paper is conducive to work with dry media like graphite, colored pencil, and markers. I was even successful using watercolor pencils and markers.  I did find that a modest use of water was the best route. Unlike other brands of similar pocket journals, the Reflexions Pocket Journal paper is not coated. The absence of coating allows the paper to work with various types of artist's pencils rather than against them.  I was very pleased with this.


The stitched binding allows the journal to lie flat so that you can work on 1 page or 2 open pages. This gives your a wider spread at 7" x 5.5". The cover is a sturdy heavy card stock with a pocket in the back.

Colored Pencils

 I always keep a small journal and a tiny drawing kit with me wherever I go. I will truly enjoy using this Reflexions Pocket Journal.



Reflexions Pocket Journal
Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
Soho Urban Artist Colored Pencils
Derwent Graphic Pencil
Faber-Casetell Pit Brush Marker 
Caran d'Ache Pablo Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Creative Mark Blending Stump
Vanish Eraser
Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick
Big Triple Sharpener


Watch as Elizabeth demonstrates a drawing and shows examples of work created in the Reflexions Pocket Journal.




Elizabeth Gyles Johnson purchases all of her artist pencils from Jerry's Artarama because of their customer service and great packing of delicate artist pencils for shipping. Here are some other drawings Elizabeth has done with pencils purchased from Jerry's Artarama.



Announcing Mother's Day 2014 Art Contest and Shopping Guide

Win Big and Find the Best Gifts for Mothers Day!

With Mother's Day right around the Corner (Sunday May 11th), Jerry's has everything you need for a fantastic Mother's Day from eGift Cards to a shopping guide for the perfect gifts for Mom to an art contest celebrating the special lady in your life!


Mother's Day Art Contest

Celebrate Mother's Day by showing us how she inspired you! If you've created any artwork depicting a special moment or memory of your mother, enter it into our Mother's Day Art Contest for big prizes. We want to see the paintings, sketches, and multi-media masterpieces depicting special moments only a mother can create. If your artwork has anything to do with your mother, your children, or a family memory, share your art with us and describe the moment or memory. To enter, see a full list of rules, prizes or other entries, check out our Mothers Day Art Contest Page.


  • 1st place- $150 eGift Card
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Winners will be announced May 15, 2014.

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2014 Jerry's Artarama Grand Prize Winner- Trip for 2 to the Art of the Carolinas

Prize is All Expenses Paid Trip for 2 to Raleigh, NC for Art of the Carolinas 2014

Congratulations to: Michelle Courier, Bay City MI


To end our 46th Anniversary Artist Appreciation Event with a bang, we offered a grand prize giveaway of an All Expenses Paid Trip for 2 to the Art of the Carolinas: The World's Greatest Art Materials & Techniques Exhibition worth $6000. 

Jerry's chose one winner at random to win the trip with all of the royal treatment, Jerry's Style:

  • All-expense paid trip to AOC for you and a guest
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One winner was chosen at random from our customer numbers and those subscribed to Jerry's email list.

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Michelle Courier, Bay City MI


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