In addition to my tape journal, I also have a painty sketchbook journal. I like to have multiple journals going at once. When I am painting, I designate one page as my brush test page. The chair page was a brush test and I sketched a garden scene after the page was covered in brush strokes from various projects. The colorful pattern page was also a brush test.
I am not usually a face drawing type of person. In fact, I am mostly drawn to art that has no people or faces. The other night I was thinking about how our mom painted faces on everything! No surface was off limits to her. I vividly remember a piece of drift wood she painted faces on. I loved it. She always made a story to go with the faces she painted. I was thinking about that and just started doodling a few faces to see what it was like. Still not my favorite thing but it was fun.
I just stopped writing this post beause I got a sudden urge to google my mom's paintings so I could show her work. I am so surprised to see people selling her paintings on ebay! She would be loving that! She sold her art online and many people collected her works, so maybe it should not surprise me (I snagged this photo from one of the sales).