My third submitted sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. Good grief! How much can a person do in 45 minutes?!?
Actually, this one took weeks, but I'm sure you can estimate that by looking at the photos.
(Oh, making fun of one's art is so frowned upon in this Serious Art World. I apologize in advance for my pithy remarks, as the fact remains: I love my sketchbook and I would do it all again.)
(But better, of course--HA!)
(Just Kidding! sheesh.)
Note: it appears that my promised intention to be less wordy on the Parabolic Muse page, and more confessional on the Hyperbolic Muse page has been laid to waste by the fact I've been blabbing for six paragraphs and haven't shown one picture yet, while the Hyperbolic Muse page has only one post so far! So: I appreciate your indulgence.
To make a short story long, here are the pages from my book, Traveling Circles.
I like to make the viewer welcome.
Have you been to one of The Sketchbook Project tour stops?
It's so fun to browse through the books because the variety is endless.
The first spread went through several incarnations
before finally falling over.
The second spread didn't work out the way
I wanted it to, but it's still okay!
I loved this spread although I feel it is unfinished.
Why it didn't finish itself, I have no idea!
This is another collaged spread, with flowers
and disks cut from a scrapbook paper sheet.
I just laid down this paint and it was so luscious
I doodled all over it in white Gellyroll pen.
This was complete whimsy.
No clue as to what would happen. I like it.
This is a scrapbook-y type page using die cuts
These were designed by Amy Tangerine, who is
a sheer delight of an artist.
These are spirally swirly swirls kept in check
by bars and ribbons. So, there.
This was my attempt at a spooky page. Hmmm.
Mandala madness, inspired by the ink sprays
I laid down as background. Sometimes, for me,
backgrounds inspire what happens later.
I knew I wouldn't have time to finish the sketchbook by
postmark date, so I took images of two of my most
recent drawings and just glued them into the book!
I can do that; it's my sketchbook.
I like to say bye bye to my viewers.
These are some of my Moo cards taped
inside the front cover.
This is the back cover, with more Moo cards.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish a peaceful and fun Easter weekend to all my Peeps!
Oh. And also to you humans!