Sunday, November 9, 2008

my new art journal

I bought this awesome 100% recycled-paper Ecojot journal at Dandelion Mud Pie yesterday.

I love the sturdy coils and thick, cardboard covers.

Last night I started prepping the pages - randomly pasting in scraps of coloured paper and ephemera. Later I wrote notes to myself on some of the pages.

This morning I finished the inside front cover spread. The collaged paper on the right side was actually the first page, describing the journal. I ripped it out and tore it and pasted it back into the journal on one of the sturdier note pages.

This is the second spread that I completed this morning. What I love about this journal is that it can stand on its side, which will allow me to display one page at a time. I'll have to remember that when I'm composing future pages.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

more recent sketches

Most of these were created the same weekend as the ones in the previous post. A lot of these sketches are spontaneous images - suggested by colours or forms that I've pasted on the blank pages. I rarely start with an image in mind, but let whatever wants to unfold happen. All images created using collage, Crayola wax crayons, coloured pencil, pencil and china markers.

The above image started as an exercise with Crayola washable markers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

recent sketchbook spreads

I haven't created much art lately, being too busy with my new job. But last weekend I took a much-needed break from working, and spent hours with my sketchbooks, just playing around. All images are collage, with Crayola wax crayons and occasionally pencil, coloured pencil, or china markers.