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 CreativePencils.com 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.
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.
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
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.