You have seen this page below before, but now you will see the next spread I did, peeking through the ‘sun’ I left open, on the right. Click for more detail.
The new page I worked on yesterday is below –click for more detail. I like how you can see back through the window of the sun to the sailboat . . .
Technique Tag swap. Steven said it looked like a map.
There are also watercolor crayons, Butterflies from ARTchix Studio, Pearl Ex pigment powders, transparencies from an old garden catalog, quotes snipped from old magazines, and a manipulated photo of the home Steven and I are in the process of purchasing . . .
I think I have said this before but I will reiterate: when I signed up for this project I did not have any plans on what I would do, I just wanted to be a part of it. I chose the theme “This is not a sketchbook” because it’s funny; it IS actually a moleskin sketchbook! And also because I thought it would give me a lot of freedom in whatever I decided to do. I did not think I was going to be creating an artist’s journal, with personal writing /journaling included. As I said before, it feels right to me -- like this is what I should be doing and imagine will continue to do! Not everyone would be comfortable with this modus operandi and even though I do feel a bit exposed sometimes, this is how I work -from my heart. I want to do the same for this project. It will not bother me to send this sketchbook away to join the rest in the project when it is complete. I want to send my art off, myself really, to be part of this collective. Making the art is enough for me. I have a record of it via scans and photographs and I elected to have the Art House Co-op digitize it for their website as well. And it has been wonderful that many artist friends, swap participants, and students have joined me on this journey as well – sketchbook love!!