Sunday, February 13, 2011

sketchbooking

Did you participate in the Sketchbook Project? I did and a few days ago I received notice that my sketchbook has made it to it's destination in Brooklyn. So I thought now would be a good time to share a few (too many) of my favorite pages with you.

I did a sketchbook post a while back, explaining how I worked on my sketchbook, and these are the results. After I put the book back together, I added some collaging to a few pages, TAP transfers to others, doodles to others and generally could have kept going and adding and adding and adding... Luckily there was a deadline to make me stop, scan in what I did and send it off on it's travels. I won't lie...I didn't want to let go. A small part of me wanted to keep it. But a promise is a promise, so to Brooklyn it went.

Up at the top of this post is the first page in book. That's a squiggly glue line through the middle that you see and I tore away the top part of the page. I did TAP transfer over the first and the third pages together and the second and the third pages is what you see next.
I enjoyed the dotty happiness of the next page, so I continued...with the next three page layouts, tearing away section of the middle layout. Then I had another slightly more serene bubbly moment. Here are several architectural pages. Photos on the pages that managed to get through my printer unscathed. Some machine stitching, some doodling, some collage. I had fun playing with cut out windows on a few pages. A sort of an abstract scene here... becomes gold lit windows here... Red watercolor swooshes here... become red lit windows here.. And I think I shall end here with this happy bright painted and collaged page.. See my Sketchbook Project artist page here.

5 comments:

j.dávila said...

I was so glad I got to see this in person. The cutouts are freaking brilliant!! It's a gorgeous sketchbook. :)

Kristin L said...

The whole project is pretty neat. I perused the website and the variety is amazing.

Vivien Zepf said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Lynn said...

Of course it's very very beautifully done. I chickened out.
;-)

Marlis said...

your sketchbook is amazing!! thanks for sharing.