Sunday, April 26, 2009

an accidental experiment...

I have a confession to make... I have totally neglected my journal sketches since before Russian Easter. My excuse: not enough time in the day.... and that's how my accidental experiment came about.
I decided to catch up in one day, and lets just say that did not work. To keep track I thought I would glue in the daily calendar pages, ten days of them.
After the glue was dry I discovered that I glued in the wrong dates.. too late! Then I took out red acrylic paint and swirled it on to cover up the dates. Unless I layered it on very thickly it would not cover much up. So I had to do two pages at a time and let them dry for a while... grrr... the dates still show. That's when I took the zen approach. Deep breath or two, and some red thread. I figured I'd add some thread and stitch the pages. Just a plain running stitch in red cotton thread from one page to the other. After that was done, I glued the ends and a few other spots; and then took out a red pen and doodled a bit. In the end I am kind of happy with my accidental experiment, it looks kind of cool. Here are the results..

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Very cool outcome. You might also thread paint over the numbers in the red blobs! That would erase them permenantly. Have fun.

Corryna Janssen said...

Great sketches. I like the red on the white background.

Marlis said...

it doesn't only look kind of cool: IT IS COOL!!

sukipoet said...

nice colors. you know, if you didnt tell us the numbers were supposed to represent the date, we just would have thought they were a decorative device. I like your solution.

Vivien said...

Cool! A really good idea! In some places, I can't tell the difference between stitching and doodles. Can I see them in person?

norma said...

Great solution to a "problem". They look great!