A few weeks ago I added my latest Sketchbook Project (2018) to my website. Since then, I have been working on gathering the photos I wanted to share from the other years that I have participated . . .Read More
The Sketchbook Project is something I've participated in since 2011. Just recently, I finished up my 2018 SBP and sent it, making the April 30th deadline. This project is organized by . . .Read More
|(photo courtesy of the Art House Co-op)|
I've already gotten an email notice that my book has been viewed . . . whoo hoo!
If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.
|I added more lace paper around the opening here . . .|
|I love how the embossing powder on the page looks like sand and the lace paper looks like waves|
|when you turn the page to see the whole photo, I have added more paint and pigment powders.|
|On this set of pages I added paint and stardust glitter to this page, then brushed over the glitter with matte medium to make sure it stayed in place.|
|more rubber stamping and some embossing powder|
|water color crayons, circle template and circle stamps|
by Balzer Designs!
|more layers of paint and rubber stamping|
|and glued on some lace & string paper around the window.|
|On the left I glued on marbled blue & gold paper first, then added ripped bits of "lace green with white thread" paper I found at Jerry's Artarama.|
Wow! It took me some time to do this sketchbook, but I enjoyed the process very much. I've been slowly working on my 2012 Sketchbook since late last year and finished it today . . .Read More
|I cut out a vintage postcard image in the same circle size|
|I glued it in place and also stitched around it and on the page|
|I added more rubber stamping to peek out through the circles I cut|
|Now you see the postcard image with the page unfolded|
|The page is tucked back in again and more stamping is added|
|This is the back of where I sewed my images.|
I've added a painting of Lenna Glackens, by my great uncle, William Glackens.
|This shows the next section coming up, brown . . . I have added the cut out|
purple circle to this section of pages!
|The purple section folded up, next to the brown section|
|journaling in my sketchbook|
|the cover, with my theme spelled out|
|Just a couple of more views of the way the pages fold & spread out . . .|
Go make something - anything!! : ^ ) lenna
I received a newsletter today that had a Thanksgiving treat in it from Art House Co-op:
Use the coupon code: GOBBLEGOBBLE for 15% off any order — from now through Sunday, Nov. 27!
Go here to read more about this project and register.
Anyone — from anywhere in the world — can participate in the project. Sign up to receive a blank sketchbook in the mail, then fill it up and send it back. Your work will be cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library and published in the Limited Edition art book series. As of this moment I know for sure that my friends Elizabeth Duke, Frieda Oxenham and Joanna Urbani have registered for the Art House Limited edition Sketchbook project -and we did not even tell each other. We just did it on our own and found out afterwards! Frieda's theme is Surface and Threads, Elizabeth's is Stitch and Fold and Joanna's is Words & Pictures. The themes change (you may not find the same ones) and you don't have to decide on one straight away. Even though we all have different themes the coolest thing is this: Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project. Together, the series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in our Brooklyn workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.
won't you join us?? I'd love to have my sketchbook artwork in a bound printed book along with yours!
yours creatively & thankfully, lenna
I used many of my rubber stamps, a variety of inks and another NASA image!
|Practicing my rubber stamping!|
It is always a good idea to practice first - gets you and the stamp
warmed up! This is a quote of my own design, from my own
company LennaLines (2000-2003).
|The shiny particles are pigment powders, |
sprinkled on when the paint was wet.
Repeated rubber stamping with StazOn Ink.
|Photo of NGC 7822 in Cepheus from NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day.|
Thank you, Donna did it! (click for a better view)
|Separating a paper napkin: |
3 layers, take the top one!
|Testing the napkin out for size.|
|Done for now . . . there is another side to work on and 3 more sections.|
It feels good to do this. Steven was teasing me about "diving right in" -whoosh! I must say that after my father passed away (10/1) I just did not feel like working on any mixed media art. It was not that I did not have inspiration, I just did not feel like doing it. Taking photos was okay and much to Steven's delight I started taking over more of the cooking and doing creative things with that. But recently I started thinking about the Sketchbook project I had signed up for and I started wanting to do it. Then I truthfully made myself start. It is a pretty familiar pattern with me and we'll see where it takes me . . . . I appreciate you stopping by - please say hi, comments & questions welcome. yours creatively, lenna
There are 4 sections that fold out now, since I transformed the pages by taking them out of the moleskine journal and taping them together. See here if you missed.
|Too boring, don't you think?|
|That looks even better!|
|I tried to do a different color for each section and used pigment powders liberally!|
yours creatively, lenna
|This was my test piece -always test first!|
|These are the actual pages now that I have taped them together.|
|Creating the holes for sewing with a cradle |
so that all the holes will be in the same place.
|The stitching is similar to the Star Book class I have taught many times.|
|I use waxed linen to do the stitching.|
|The weaving part was different, interesting.|
|Finished! All 4 sections (signatures) of pages are sewn together.|
| I trimmed the cover just a bit, then attached it to the sewn signatures |
of pages in the front and back.
|There are 4 sections of pages just like the one above in the sketchbook now.|
|I finished the basic structure by adding tabs to make it easier to pull the folded pages out.|