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Pars
02-21-2005, 03:46 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Journal as an Artist's Book
Project Leader: Pars
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Do you keep an artist journal or a sketchbook where you keep your ideas, thoughts, collage, record of what you’d like to do, try out new techniques or just doodle. An artist journal is whatever you want it to be and while sometimes they are personal, more often they are works of art bubbling inside the covers of the book. Some people use words, others pictures, sometimes they are a combination of both. Artist journals and sketchbooks have no rules except those one places on oneself.

This project is about exploring your artist’s book. The page(s) you share can be but not limited to: paintings, sketches, rubber stamp, fabric, collages, photographs, pastels, colored pencil work, doodles, ink, abstracts, writing. Share one or more pages. In your final entry(s) be sure to tell us the size of your page, what kind of book you used for your journal and/or sketchbook and the materials you used.

It’s an opportunity to see and learn how other members create. Some references to inspire or promote ideas are:



http://www.lkperrella.com/Travel%20Journals.htm
http://www.teeshamoore.com/

Three books to inspire

True Colors, A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals, Stampington & Co. ISBN 0971729638
Lynne Perrella’s “Artists Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages, Quarry Books, ISBN 1592530192
The Decorated Page, Gwen Diehn, Lark, ISBN 1579906516


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=835)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

pipedream
02-21-2005, 12:42 PM
I doubt my journal will "inspire" anyone, but it IS a look inside the twisted mind of one beginning artist. It is just a 6x9 1/2 notebook. I decorated the cover with Joss papers and stamped the title with an antique sign making kit. I hope it doesn't offend. There are only two pages so far, a list of things I need for my studio (some checked off), and a list of possible items to go in an assemblage I call my "Little Purse of Horrors". This is a little metal toy purse I bought at Goodwill. It has a window in the front, and I plan on adding items. That's it so far. I hope to see everyone's journals! :-)

Pars
02-21-2005, 03:23 PM
Burt - you are funny! I'm so glad you've joined us. I like what you've done. Everyone's journal is a personal matter and we all have our own approaches.

Thanks for showing us yours.

I doubt my journal will "inspire" anyone, but it IS a look inside the twisted mind of one beginning artist. It is just a 6x9 1/2 notebook. I decorated the cover with Joss papers and stamped the title with an antique sign making kit. I hope it doesn't offend. There are only two pages so far, a list of things I need for my studio (some checked off), and a list of possible items to go in an assemblage I call my "Little Purse of Horrors". This is a little metal toy purse I bought at Goodwill. It has a window in the front, and I plan on adding items. That's it so far. I hope to see everyone's journals! :-)

Pars
02-21-2005, 03:26 PM
I was so excited and inexperienced when I set up the project I hastily challenged myself to find some resources and references.

I left out a very good one for watercolour artists; Martha McEvoy's Trumpetvine Travels at www.trumptvine.com. She's done two little zines and has some of her travel journals on line.

Take a look!

lisilk
02-21-2005, 05:12 PM
I doubt my journal will "inspire" anyone, but it IS a look inside the twisted mind of one beginning artist. It is just a 6x9 1/2 notebook. I decorated the cover with Joss papers and stamped the title with an antique sign making kit. I hope it doesn't offend. There are only two pages so far, a list of things I need for my studio (some checked off), and a list of possible items to go in an assemblage I call my "Little Purse of Horrors". This is a little metal toy purse I bought at Goodwill. It has a window in the front, and I plan on adding items. That's it so far. I hope to see everyone's journals! :-)

You never know who you might inspire Burt. Don't forget to add your pages to the Gallery so people can find and comment on them. http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=835

Li

inkcat
02-21-2005, 06:09 PM
Hi everyone
I cant wait to see your journal pages,I love looking at other artists journals though Im shy in sharing mine,I have posted one of my pages in the progress area,didnt know where else to put it.
Bert,your a giggle,I loved you entry,I have stuff like that every where,always forgetting what I need and writing it out only to loose the note to self,maybe if I did put in my journal Id be right but have a habbit of losing them as well,thats why I have so many,oh well!
See ya guys,this will be fun,cheers Kim. :wave:

inkcat
02-21-2005, 06:32 PM
Hi again
just letting you know that I have posted 2 images in the final entries folder,I have realised that I have more journals than I thought,maybe I need help,lol.
bye for now Kim :wave: :D

Mary Woodul
02-21-2005, 07:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45070

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/56313/tn_meandcats.JPG

I love this journal. I am a cat lover and your page in the left has a very interesting composition.

lisilk
02-21-2005, 07:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45070

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/56313/tn_meandcats.JPG

Well, I'm a cat sneezer... kerchew ! But I love the one on the left, esp. the perspective of the woman. Funny.

lisilk
02-21-2005, 07:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45073

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_myjournals4.JPG

Hmmm... addictive journal disorder ? :p

Pars
02-21-2005, 09:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45074

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_birthdatpg.JPG

Oh, this is terrific, just the sort of journal page that makes me wonder why I just tossed out ten of mine! So glad you're participating, and welcome to WC, Inkcat! :wave:

Pars
02-21-2005, 09:22 PM
Welcome, and you'll get a whiff of mine as soon as I get myself settled in my new apartment and raise the bar on journaling.

Hi everyone
I cant wait to see your journal pages,I love looking at other artists journals though Im shy in sharing mine,I have posted one of my pages in the progress area,didnt know where else to put it.
Bert,your a giggle,I loved you entry,I have stuff like that every where,always forgetting what I need and writing it out only to loose the note to self,maybe if I did put in my journal Id be right but have a habbit of losing them as well,thats why I have so many,oh well!
See ya guys,this will be fun,cheers Kim. :wave:

St Ives
02-22-2005, 07:15 AM
I was so excited and inexperienced when I set up the project I hastily challenged myself to find some resources and references.

I left out a very good one for watercolour artists; Martha McEvoy's Trumpetvine Travels at www.trumptvine.com. She's done two little zines and has some of her travel journals on line.

Take a look!

(The link for Trumpetvine Travels should be:www.trumpetvine.com)
Thanks so much for posting this link...I have enjoyed it so much!

I have visited mostly in the watercolor forums since signing up and still don't know my way around WC well enough to be able to get back here every time. And with no scanner, am not sure how to get pictures posted.

But I am working on learning my way around and hope to be able to find my way back and get photo's of my sketchbooks posted.

This is a great project and I want to participate. :)

Pars
02-22-2005, 07:22 AM
Thanks for fixing the link and welcome.

Look up at the beginning of the thread and see the drop down menus. One on your left I believe allows you to subscribe. If you hit that you'll be able to find your way back and join us!!! Or check in projects and you'll get back!

We'd love to have you!

And here (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=313) is one of the earlier artist journal projects.



(The link for Trumpetvine Travels should be:www.trumpetvine.com)
Thanks so much for posting this link...I have enjoyed it so much!

I have visited mostly in the watercolor forums since signing up and still don't know my way around WC well enough to be able to get back here every time. And with no scanner, am not sure how to get pictures posted.

But I am working on learning my way around and hope to be able to find my way back and get photo's of my sketchbooks posted.

This is a great project and I want to participate. :)

St Ives
02-22-2005, 08:21 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45070

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/56313/tn_meandcats.JPG

This is great...I love watercolor sketchbooks! Is this an Acquabee sketchbook?

St Ives
02-22-2005, 10:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45094

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_orchidgrapes1.jpg

I put this image in the gallery. Is that the proper place for it? It seems to be awfully big, though. The orchids were from a reference picture and the grapes ended up grapes because that is what the circles I started out with decided they wanted to be. :D

lisilk
02-22-2005, 10:06 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45094

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_orchidgrapes1.jpg

I am far too clumsy for such a tiny journal but you have acomplished a lovely delicate drawing. Orchid ? :clap:

Pars
02-22-2005, 10:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45094

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_orchidgrapes1.jpg

Looking good, St. Ives (may I ask your given name, makes it more ....)

I'm also a fan of the moles. I'll send more references for one or two of my favourite buddies who use them later today or asap. And are you doing water in the moleskins?

I think this big is great because my eyes are sore (getting old and tired) and my screen is small (lap-top).

More! I want some more!

Pars
02-22-2005, 10:37 AM
Okay, here's one of my favourite journalers, Mr. Moonlight Chronicles himself, Dan Price (http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/personalities/moonlight_chronicles/index.html).

I had the privilege of meeting Dan in Portland (OR) in '02 at the Zine Symposium (yes, I am a secret zinester, myself).

Dan may be credited with my moleskin passion, can't remember if I used them before I found his chronicles. Dan doesn't have a web page (anymore) but his chronicles are really wonderful and cost $5.00 each. He's written 2 little zine-type books on making journals.

St Ives
02-22-2005, 10:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45097

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_sketchbook%28resized%29.jpg

These sketches are from the same small moleskin. It is a "media" one, but won't take watercolor, as I sadly discovered. The pages are thicker and seem to have a waxy coating on them, but won't take water at all.

I used a micron pen for the bird sketches and to outline the illumination sketch, and it did well but I'm not sure how well it would handle pen & ink. All of these sketches were done at different times during different TV programs. The watercolor pencils work fairly okay but when I tried to really layer colors in another (larger) moleskin with this paper, it bled through to the other side. I won't buy this type again. They are more expensive and I don't see the advantage over sketchbooks with a heavy weight paper.

I use small sketchbooks for thumbnail sketches like this only when the TV is on in the room. I can't filter out the noise and I tend to let my work get too busy when I go bigger.

(Yes, orchids :wink2: ...certainly not botanically correct but if you squint you can tell. :) )

Thank you for looking and for the comments! I love to work in sketchbooks so much I rarely graduate on to an actual finished piece of work, much to my shame.

St Ives
02-22-2005, 10:49 AM
Okay, here's one of my favourite journalers, Mr. Moonlight Chronicles himself, Dan Price (http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/personalities/moonlight_chronicles/index.html).

I had the privilege of meeting Dan in Portland (OR) in '02 at the Zine Symposium (yes, I am a secret zinester, myself).

Dan may be credited with my moleskin passion, can't remember if I used them before I found his chronicles. Dan doesn't have a web page (anymore) but his chronicles are really wonderful and cost $5.00 each. He's written 2 little zine-type books on making journals.

I love him and have one of his books! When did he take his web page down? :crying:

Pars
02-22-2005, 11:04 AM
One of Dan's buddies does an on-line journal and has done a book or two; some of his stuff is really terrific and he writes for Morning News (quoted earlier). Here's Danny Gregory's (http://www.dannygregory.com/weblog/) blog.

You might want to check out his links - some really good journalers included, and his book ain't sneezing at either.

Danny G got Dan Price to New York City and Price did a wonderful chronicle of that experience :D

And, St. Ives - I think Price's site goes up and down. Dan lives on a very limited budget. Money is often tight I suspect and I don't know if he has any commercial support anymore. When I order a chronicle sometimes I hear from other buddies of his in Oregon letting me know my money arrived or my chronicle is coming.

Pars
02-22-2005, 11:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45097

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_sketchbook%28resized%29.jpg

I like the birds!

Some of the moleskin's have sleeker paper than others. I don't know why. I got some in Sicily last year seemed a little different and one of the online suppliers (best price I could find) has some of the older ones which I think take a little water, not much though.

I must go back to packing or the mover will arrive and I will be sitting here surrounded by paper :evil:

See ya later when the sun goes down!

irish artist
02-22-2005, 02:29 PM
I like to use Journals in a fairly formal way, a charting of a trip-even a weekend, a special outing with family, ect. In that way the event becomes special to me, more so than simply sticking photos in a scrapbook. Even the cover of the Journal is decorated, a hint as to the contents: How I decorated my 'OutWest Journal:

Pars
02-22-2005, 02:36 PM
Lovely. Li sent me a reference to another journal project. I'll go find it and add it here of COVERS! She must have been thinking of you.

I always have a hard time with embellishing covers (the stuff unsticks). How'd you do this one?

And glad to have you on board!!!

I like to use Journals in a fairly formal way, a charting of a trip-even a weekend, a special outing with family, ect. In that way the event becomes special to me, more so than simply sticking photos in a scrapbook. Even the cover of the Journal is decorated, a hint as to the contents: How I decorated my 'OutWest Journal:

Pars
02-22-2005, 02:44 PM
Here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=772) an exchange Sassybird did just a few months back.

I wonder if Li was hinting at something. :evil: :wave:

lisilk
02-22-2005, 04:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45112

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal.jpg

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45113

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal_001.jpg

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45114

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal_002.jpg


Awesome ! :clap: I love themed travel journals. The badlands is such a unique part of the country. Great entries and nice mix of materials !

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45104

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/998/tn_sketch_book_pages_2.jpg

Nice. Good to see others also have " train of thought" scribblings and writings like mine do.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45105

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/998/tn_sketch_book_pages_3.jpg

No such thing as a clutter sketchbook page Helen. I love the little samplings of techniques. :clap:

Was I HINTING at something Zoe ?????

Pars
02-22-2005, 04:25 PM
:wave: Li - were you hinting at something?

Before I close this box I'm packing thought I'd mention the journal you can make from a gutted book. Anyone ever do it?

You take this ole book that no one is bothering with and sew in new pages!

If anyone wants the instructions, let me know and when I unpack ( :evil: :wink2: ) I'll copy em!

Pars
02-22-2005, 04:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45113

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal_001.jpg

This is fabUlous, Irish artist. Love it and the bads.

(I have to learn how to quote more than one entry).

Pars
02-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45114

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal_002.jpg

Oh, I want to see this and the others in person. They are great!!

lisilk
02-22-2005, 04:34 PM
:evil: Like this ? Altered Books (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36213&highlight=altered+books/)


Another great thread.

Li

Pars
02-22-2005, 04:39 PM
This one I know about. Cath and I are friends from ABs and journals and she pointed this one out to me when we discovered recently we are both at WC.

:evil:

I'll post some of mine in March (after the move) in Media :) :wave:

:evil: Like this ? Altered Books (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36213&highlight=altered+books/)


Another great thread.

Li

St Ives
02-22-2005, 04:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45112

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal.jpg

Irish artist, I really enjoyed looking at all your travel journal gallery pictures. Do you work on your journal while you are on the trip or put it together after you get back?

St Ives
02-22-2005, 06:55 PM
This is a wonderful thread from the watercolor forum about a travel sketchbook. I found it when I first joined WC and enjoyed it so much. Hope it is okay to post the link here.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118395

irish artist
02-22-2005, 07:32 PM
St. Ives, I took this one with me and planned each page. I took the photos knowing that they would be in the positions that they were. The sketches were done on the spot. Any blanks were filled in with captions, information gleaned from free travel brochures. On the first page, for example is an ink drawing of black eyes and the saying,"tell me the landscape in which you live, and I will tell you who you are."

irish artist
02-22-2005, 07:39 PM
This Journal is heavy-duty Watercolor Sketch book, bound with heavy-duty rings, thick cover. The photos and the captions on the cover are glued with epoxy. The card is a post card picked up on the trip, reads,"One more payment and its mine!" Glued on with Epoxy.

If you use watercolor Jounals you can mix the medium, use ink, watercolor, marker, glue down photos. I cut the background out of all my photos and painted in a watercolor sky.

Pars
02-22-2005, 07:46 PM
Epoxy! Interesting I wouldn't have thought of that for all the tea in the Great Lakes.

I generally use medium, varnish it and it gets the grunge :(
but that's because I am tossing the book around lots.

Perhaps I just have to be neater :D

irish artist
02-22-2005, 07:51 PM
I tried medium, school glue--makes a mess, ripples the paper. I use watercolor and if it's not glued on good it just pops off. The epoxy comes in a tube (any brand) and you can clip the photos close and paint right up to the edges, looks like the art and the photo are one-looks sensational.

Pars
02-23-2005, 09:56 AM
Thanks. I'll give it a try next time I start a project. Just finishing up packing for my move on Friday and will probably be offline for a few days. But one of the last books I have out is Talbot's collage book and he offers up epoxy as one of several all around glues. Frankly, I hadn't used it as I thought of it more for 3D elements.

Your work is topnotch!

I tried medium, school glue--makes a mess, ripples the paper. I use watercolor and if it's not glued on good it just pops off. The epoxy comes in a tube (any brand) and you can clip the photos close and paint right up to the edges, looks like the art and the photo are one-looks sensational.

irish artist
02-23-2005, 05:03 PM
Zoe, this project inspired me to finish the 'OutWest Journal' and start the second Journal of the trip-Canada and the Calgary Stampede. Thanks for the Project. I began the cover of the Canada Journal last night.

inkcat
02-23-2005, 06:45 PM
Hi all
I am finding this project wonderful,everyones journals are fantastic,I love seeing them as it is the raw work before the final process and raw is yummy,its wonderful how everyones journals are so different and reflecting their own styles,wonderful stuff.
I am new to this discussion stuff so am a bit clumsy with it,um I was reading the part on the glue discussion,wow I learn something new everyday,I use wood clue or PVA as we call here in OZ,it is great and Ive never had a problem with it,I use it so much that I purchase it in the 4 litre bottle,but I must say I find Irish Artist method interesting so will give it a go,it sure would stick...cheers everyone Kim :wave:

lisilk
02-23-2005, 06:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45074

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_birthdatpg.JPG

OMG ! TOO FUNNY KIM ! ROFLOL. :clap:

Love everyones entries so far. All very unique and full of personality.
Li

( I get to shop for art supplies in the states next week so hopefully can join in... in about 10 days. :wink2: )

inkcat
02-23-2005, 07:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45114

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Journal_002.jpg


I reckon that this is soooo good,what a nifty idea,it looks like the birds are part of the photo,wonderful stuff Irish Artist,I am inspired. :clap:

inkcat
02-23-2005, 07:12 PM
Hey Lisilk
You should have been there I came up with a new colour red,my son was devastated and said that only I could do something so embarrassing,poor kid,though he did add that I was leaving him a lot of memories to laugh about when he was older,comforting,he likes that journal page and shows it off when he can lol.Im glad it made you smile,cya :wave:

Pars
02-24-2005, 08:49 AM
Irish, glad you are making process. Right now the only thing I can do is pack and get ready to move. But I might get jump-started on two journals that were collecting some heavy layers of dust :D when I unpack.

Ink, St and Burt, keep posting some more of yours - they are delicious and it's great to see other people's work.

Li, let's get rolling on some new work when our supplies are in hand.

Have a good weekend everyone. I am going to be offline whilst this transition takes place.

(and to those that have joined but not yet posted - hello)! :wave:

SMClement
02-24-2005, 11:27 AM
and to those that have joined but not yet posted - hello
Hello! I have been learning a lot looking at the work in the gallery. I had a preconceived idea of what the work was supposed to look like, but now I see that it really is very personal and free-form. My journals are not so pretty, but I'll post a couple things this weekend.

Susan

irish artist
02-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Hello! I have been learning a lot looking at the work in the gallery. I had a preconceived idea of what the work was supposed to look like, but now I see that it really is very personal and free-form. My journals are not so pretty, but I'll post a couple things this weekend.

Susan

Susan, You can make anything you want of the Journal as long as it has meaning for you. Some like personal expression via magazine clippings, drawings, ect; others like an art form (altered books) and I like travel journals because photo albums mean nothing to me.

The birth and growth of a child, the growth of an artist, the weekend to the family cabin.........all are good subjects. If the Journal has no meaning for you you won't devote much time to it and the project will soon be gathering dust in the closet. 'Pretty' doesn't mean anything, its for you alone, sharing is not required. Though my Journals are 'pretty' I look at them for the memories, not the 'pretty'. You see, I didn't travel much before a few years ago and travel to me is a wonderful experience, worthy of a Journal.

St Ives
02-24-2005, 03:04 PM
SMClement, my two pieces in the gallery aren't from journals but sketchbooks. I normally never write in my sketchbooks, but I do have "illuminated" (decorated) journals. I am still trying to decide about posting a picture of any of them in the gallery because more writing than art will be in the image.

Actually, in going through a couple I found one that is several years old I had forgotten about and really like! Amazing what gets stashed away and forgotten.

I hope you will post some images...I love to see other's journals and sketchbooks.

inkcat
02-24-2005, 05:55 PM
Hi everyone :clap:
I just want to encourage you SMClement to show us your journal,you might think it isnt much but we would love to see,everyone is different and sharing our difference gives us inspiration,I love all the pages Ive seen so far and am fired up to create more and more so please share with us,Im sure your pages will be wonderful in our eyes.

StIves Im begging you to show us your writing journals,I create word pictures in mine that help me remember the subject,Im dying to see these journals they sound great.

Irishartist,do you carry a specific journal when you travel if so I would love to see them.

Helen I would very much like to see more of your journal pages,will you be posting more,please please do,I am so enjoying seing what you all do,its just wonderful.

Ive posted a couple more,is there a limit,I dont want to hog or be shuvie,Im just enjoying this,I love visual diaries,cya's Kim :wave:

St Ives
02-24-2005, 06:01 PM
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I love your colors...but what is a Winsor & Newton "Visual" Diary?

St Ives
02-24-2005, 06:03 PM
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This is probably what I should be doing with my watercolor sketchbooks...and don't! Great!

St Ives
02-24-2005, 07:14 PM
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Love what you did with this page!

St Ives
02-24-2005, 07:16 PM
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That view in the lower right hand corner is ummm...familiar! :D

St Ives
02-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Meant to say lower left hand corner!! :o

inkcat
02-25-2005, 03:24 AM
StIves
LOL I had to take a look at the lower left hand corner,and Im sorry didnt mean to show Nigels bottom,but hey Nigel and Neville love to dispay their bits to all who will look,I actualy have nine cats(yeh I know Im crazy)and they like to moon.
A winsor and newton is just an ordinary sketch book,fairly good quality though,I dont like to pay to much for my journals as I tend to abuse them,The book with with the texture wall is also a winsor and newton.
I will use pretty much any thing to jounal in,I have used old novel books for ages,I thought I was really clever only to discover when I finaly used the net that it had a name Altered books,though mine are just abused books,I paint on news paper,doodle on foil,whatever in front of me,ooooooops Im off on a rave will shhh up now,sorry.cya Kim :) :wave:

St Ives
02-25-2005, 08:17 AM
Thanks for the info on the W&N sketchbook...I used to be able to get them here in the States several years ago and ordered a good number in different sizes. Sadly, they aren't carried anymore. They are quite well made and I like the way they can handle watercolor ...I keep looking and hoping I will find them again. I had just never seen them referred to as "diaries". I'm sure they are the same thing.

irish artist
02-26-2005, 05:49 AM
Hi everyone :clap:


Irishartist,do you carry a specific journal when you travel if so I would love to see them.

Kim :wave:

Kim, If you want to sketch, use sketch books (I do that also). If you want to alter or glue down photos, clippings, ect. the pages have to be strong enough for that. I use watercolor sketch books for gluing down things-any brand will do. For a travel-themed book bear in mind that you can't always stop and sketch so you're going to snap a photo of that sunset and will need stronger paper to glue it down. I like to combine the snaps and watercolor work and I like to paint right up to the edges and match the photo and make my art and photo as one and I don't want things popping off.

St Ives
02-26-2005, 07:37 AM
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Thanks for posting, johnnynorms...it turned out great!

What do you use your sketchbook for? Finished works later or simply a record of your sketches?

SMClement
02-27-2005, 07:49 PM
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This is the most colorful of my journal entries. These entries are truly personal journal material, exploring current feelings and relationships.

I want to do a small, "My Favorite Things" journal. I will post something when I have finished a few pages.

St Ives
02-28-2005, 08:43 AM
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I've enjoyed looking at all your work...thanks so much for sharing it! I love to sketch boats and ships and am so very, very bad at it! :)

St Ives
02-28-2005, 08:48 AM
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You are brave to post personal journal entries :clap: ...I have debated posting from a personal journal but chickened out!

I look forward to seeing more of your work.

St Ives
02-28-2005, 09:07 AM
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I made 12-month calendars as Christmas gifts for several family members one year. I used a variety of papers and either painted watercolor sketches for each month or used a combination of sketches and photos. I used a sketchbook with nice, heavy cartridge paper for the above sketch.

I kept an art journal of my work, scanning in the sketches and merging them into a word document. Sadly, my scanner is incompatible with my laptop and my art journal was never finished.

johnnynorms
02-28-2005, 09:33 AM
Hello St Ives,
Thankyou very much for your messages - it's so nice to get a response so quickly after joining and submitting a project. I think my finished entries answer your question about how I use the book.
Yes drawing boats is much harder than fish! I hint at ship shapes rather than attempting any sort of real accurate vessel. But that's my approach all over - I sort of develop my non-drawing skills by suggesting things and turning it into a style of my own. I like it if a shape suggests more than one thing - like a fish and a boat at the same time. Ofcourse I would give my left arm to be able to draw brilliantly with my right, but meanwhile...

inkcat
02-28-2005, 10:07 AM
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What a great idea and it really works well,I must keep that in mind,I like this page a lot. :wave: bye kim :clap:

St Ives
02-28-2005, 10:25 AM
Yes drawing boats is much harder than fish! I hint at ship shapes rather than attempting any sort of real accurate vessel. But that's my approach all over - I sort of develop my non-drawing skills by suggesting things and turning it into a style of my own. I like it if a shape suggests more than one thing - like a fish and a boat at the same time. Ofcourse I would give my left arm to be able to draw brilliantly with my right, but meanwhile...

All my ships and boats look more like tubs than anything else. If I could just get them to resemble a floating vessel I would be thrilled. Your idea of taking a shape and letting it develop into another is great. I can see an idea here for myself...a sketchbook of tubs turning into other things as they journey down waterways and over oceans. :D

(But I still want to be able to draw ships and boats in the art deco style and have them look like what they are supposed to be!)

St Ives
02-28-2005, 10:31 AM
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What a great idea and it really works well,I must keep that in mind,I like this page a lot.

One thing I didn't like was the fact that doing this eats up a lot of time if you don't keep up. I would let the pages pile up on the computer and when I got around to printing them out, cutting the borders and having to let the glue dry per page, I would find an entire morning gone.

(Of course, now that I look back after a couple of years, I'm glad I did it!)

inkcat
03-01-2005, 10:59 PM
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I love this,I can see thousands of ideas in all these images,maybe our next project could have something to do with producing an art work from someelses images lol,no these are freat,set the imagination rioting. :wave:

inkcat
03-01-2005, 11:02 PM
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Helen I love your sketch images so far,can we see some more,I would love to see more of the raw work behind the awesome painting you produce,Ive been watching them at the postcard project,cant wait for mine. :wave:

SMClement
03-02-2005, 09:30 AM
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Wow! I wish I could do that! I am not a doodler. It is hard for me to loosen up and just let ideas roll, even when I am purposely trying to brain storm. Funny how different artists are in how they get the material for their work. I work mostly from real life, but of late I have been experimenting with drawing from the "inside" as I deal with a lot of grief issues.

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I can really relate to the motivation behind these pages, Inkcat. Powerful emotions tend to change everything about how we see life, even take the urge to use color away.

Susan

St Ives
03-02-2005, 10:03 AM
I work mostly from real life, but of late I have been experimenting with drawing from the "inside" as I deal with a lot of grief issues.

I can really relate to the motivation behind these pages, Inkcat. Powerful emotions tend to change everything about how we see life, even take the urge to use color away.
Susan

Journals are certainly useful for expressing feelings through art that you aren't quite ready to "put into words", so to speak, aren't they? You can also "say" things there that you might not want to "say" to people. I think they also help, in that one can go back to earlier entries and see how much progress has been made in working through grief or other life-altering issues.

And you are correct about about losing a sense of color during times of grief, Susan. It is part of the depression and sadness that one experiences during these times that makes everything in your life seem flat and gray. (I hope your art and journals will help you cope.)

I do so love to browse the gallery...thanks to all who have put their work on display!

SMClement
03-03-2005, 07:19 AM
I hope your art and journals will help you cope.
Thank you for the kind words. WetCanvas has also helped. I wasn't doing any art for years until last fall. Finding WC has helped me stay with it. Thank you all!

Helen
03-03-2005, 10:53 AM
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I like the little ink drawing of a female at the bottom of your pages. Is that you commenting on what you saw?

Helen
03-03-2005, 11:18 AM
Wow! Stay away for awhile and you really miss a bunch. The first few times I checked this project there wasn't much being added and I was involved in several projects here at home along with the postcard project so haven't been visiting here. Look at all I've been missing. So many varieties of journals, so much creative thinking. I'm glad you found the pages I've posted so far interesting. I have a full plate today but I will definately be back soon.

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:30 PM
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Oh, Johnnynorms, the entire idea of "delving into your mind" as a premise is so exciting. I love the series you've shared and can't wait to see more!!!!

And all with a biro - great going!

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:33 PM
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Helen, I am so interested in your various journals/sketchbooks. I thought I was among the few that had so many :D

I've been following your work at WDE and glad to see some of how your work evolves.

I'd of course love to see more.

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:37 PM
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St. Ives, I really like how you've resolved the issue of the paper by reproducing your work. This is wonderful to see. It reminds some of Martha's work (Trumpetvine, herself).

Thanks so much for putting it up for us to see and admire.

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:40 PM
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Such wonderful images you've shared, Inkcat. I am especially fond of the altered book as a journal and this one in particular just made my evening so much brighter!!!! :wave:

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:46 PM
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SM - it is truly wonderful to see how each of us uses, thinks, experiments with a journal. Taking an emotion and making it an entry is such a gift, one I'll have to work on more myself.

Thanks for this intimate look at your process.

Pars
03-03-2005, 07:51 PM
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that our project is moving along and folks are joining. When Li and I had this idea, I knew that both of us where in the midst of change but my excitement took over and we started the project before we could blink. :evil:

I think Li is off re-claiming her supplies and as for me I am trying, albeit slowly, to unpack the zillions of boxes I've moved across town.

I am hoping that I'll have enough unpacked to start sharing some of my older work and do some new stuff as well soon.

Keep your eyes pealed! (or is that peeled?)

johnnynorms
03-03-2005, 08:34 PM
Posted by SMClement
Wow! I wish I could do that! I am not a doodler. It is hard for me to loosen up and just let ideas roll, even when I am purposely trying to brain storm. Funny how different artists are in how they get the material for their work. I work mostly from real life, but of late I have been experimenting with drawing from the "inside" as I deal with a lot of grief issues.
Thanks for the comment, it makes me value what I can do all the more. I think I draw more from within because I've never been very good at drawing from real, however much I'd like that skill. If I had A+ drawing ability, I wouldn't want to lose what I've got now. I'd like to be able to properly populate my drawings with real people most of all. To compensate, I often imbue objects, or even ambigous squiggles with a bit of life or character! I am your classic late developer..

St Ives
03-03-2005, 09:15 PM
johnnynorms, you said, "I'd like to be able to properly populate my drawings with real people most of all. To compensate, I often imbue objects, or even ambigous squiggles with a bit of life or character!"

Go to this link here in WetCanvas and I think you will enjoy seeing Brian's "real people"! If you do a search on his name, you will find his other sets of characters. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253635

TheBlueBetween
03-06-2005, 12:18 PM
I just want to say this thread has been SO inspiring - thank you everyone - all the journal entries are fantastic!

I now know what the heck to do with all these cut-outs and scraps and my 5 or more blank books I've been collecting over the years. I can't wait to get started!

:clap:

Pars
03-06-2005, 02:26 PM
Pam - join in the project anytime and get those cut-outs, scraps and blank books dizzy with your creativity.

Looking forward to seeing some soon :D

I just want to say this thread has been SO inspiring - thank you everyone - all the journal entries are fantastic!

I now know what the heck to do with all these cut-outs and scraps and my 5 or more blank books I've been collecting over the years. I can't wait to get started!

:clap:

lisilk
03-06-2005, 03:32 PM
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:clap: :clap: Awesome. These made me smile. How many gazillion doodles have we all thrown away ? great idea to corral them together and play with the layouts, they look quite elegant now !

lisilk
03-06-2005, 03:38 PM
Go to this link here in WetCanvas and I think you will enjoy seeing Brian's "real people"! If you do a search on his name, you will find his other sets of characters. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253635

Isn't he fantastic ? A true original.

lisilk
03-06-2005, 03:47 PM
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Exactly what a journal is for... EXPRESSION !!! great work Kim. :clap: :clap:

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GREAT !

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Lovely MM work... again irish Artist. :clap:

lisilk
03-06-2005, 06:28 PM
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Boy, I could use a decent mind map ! ROFLOL. Be sure to add these to the final gallery since most people don't check the progress area much ( except our illustrious leader of course. ) I love seeing how differently each person thinks, creates, explores, emotes. Yours are quiet and thoughtful and poetic. Lovely. :cat:

Li

When Li and I had this idea, I knew that both of us where in the midst of change but my excitement took over and we started the project before we could blink. :evil:

Way more credit than I deserve but thanks Zoe. This is all your baby ! Well done.

TheBlueBetween
03-06-2005, 09:54 PM
Pam - join in the project anytime and get those cut-outs, scraps and blank books dizzy with your creativity.

Looking forward to seeing some soon :D

Thanks Zoe, we will see how cool they are or not ;) In the mean time, I have my online journal which is working ok... but not for clippings and paper doodles...

SMClement
03-06-2005, 10:46 PM
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Boy, I could use a decent mind map ! ROFLOL. Be sure to add these to the final gallery since most people don't check the progress area much ( except our illustrious leader of course. ) I love seeing how differently each person thinks, creates, explores, emotes. Yours are quiet and thoughtful and poetic. Lovely. :cat:

Li
You are too kind. Seriously, poetic?? I've never seen that in my stuff. I see "too structured" and "needs to loosen up!" Thanks for looking and commenting.
Susan

St Ives
03-07-2005, 08:42 AM
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I didn't realize these were posted! Since you were brave enough to post something so personal, I did this morning as well...but it will be my last one :D !

St Ives
03-07-2005, 08:44 AM
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What a wonderful idea!! :clap: :clap: Wish I had thought of this when taking my trips :crying: . Beautiful work, too.

St Ives
03-07-2005, 08:48 AM
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This is great, too. Where in the world did you get the idea to do this??? But I will tell you that your watercolors are so good you don't need the pieces of photographs :D...your work can stand on it's own. :clap:

St Ives
03-07-2005, 08:52 AM
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Love this page...with all those bits sticking out of the pocket on the left side...makes me want to pull them out and take a closer look. :D

irish artist
03-07-2005, 08:54 AM
St. Ives, its the challenge. When you try to do this your watercolor actually improves because you learn now strong the washes have to be to match the photo.

irish artist
03-07-2005, 09:03 AM
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Inkcat captured this day at the beach. :clap:

SMClement
03-07-2005, 09:39 AM
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Thank you for being so open! I find your "Wellness Journal" fascinating. I think we all deal with the same issues - overcoming fears, whether rational or irrational, deciding how to respond to the world and its demands, searching for internal peace. That's why I find it so interesting. I have no idea what your exact circumstances were, but we've all been there.

I especially love that image of a hand reaching up on the far right.

Susan

St Ives
03-07-2005, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the comments, Susan. I am happy to be able to say that this is from a journal that is several years old and I am in a much better place in my life.

The bottom right-hand corner sketch is where I actually came to terms with "facing it all". The photo blurred when I downsized it. The "issues" are on one side of the wall and I am on the other. It says, "Nice wall...I built it myself," and "you don't have to face what you can't see."

One can learn a lot about one's "self" when going back through journals that are several years old. I learned how to cope (with grief and health-related issues), learned it was okay to express how I really felt, and learned the only one who expected me to be perfect was myself. Just wish it all had happened much earlier in my life, though. It would have saved me years of angst. :D Sometimes you wonder if you can get through it all, but it does happen, even if it seems to take forever!

irish artist
03-07-2005, 12:40 PM
St. Ives, what does the head drawing on that Journal signify?

St Ives
03-07-2005, 02:13 PM
Irishgirl, it represents the "back of my mind". In the upper right is "stuff spilling all over the place", (racing and irrational thoughts) in the bottom middle is a screw press, which represents the continuous pressure I was placing myself under, tightening it tighter and tighter. There are other things represented, but basically what I ended up telling myself was that I was giving it all importance that was way out of perportion to reality.

St Ives
03-08-2005, 10:22 AM
Here is an absolutely wonderful link to a sketchbook posted by Toyko Russ, a WC member. I happened across it when browsing the WC forums when I should have been painting, but it was time well spent, I can assure you.

There is so much here I think we can all enjoy, but be sure to go to his last page and take a look at those sketchboxes he has made :eek:!!

http://www.stutler.cc/other/sketchbook/sketchbook.html

busy91
03-08-2005, 11:42 AM
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These are great, the first page reminds me of a children's book. Very vivid and whimsical.

busy91
03-08-2005, 11:44 AM
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Well now that is a pretty cool idea!

SMClement
03-08-2005, 12:51 PM
http://www.stutler.cc/other/sketchbook/sketchbook.html
Thank you for the link. It was a lovely trip through his sketchbooks.

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:36 PM
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love this page,your journals are more like finished works of art,beautifuly done. :wave:

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:38 PM
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I love this,Ive done it a couple of times but not with this result,this could also serve as a good style for teaching art,this is a lovely page,very impressive!!! :clap: :wave:

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:43 PM
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I love this,for me words are an important part of journaling,I think this apge is great and this is a wondeful way of catching those needed thoughts,excelent. :clap:

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/58348/tn_infinitysmaller.jpg

I like the swirl of words at the side,I can relate to that as I have quite a few swirls in my journals,I will get to your site soon and check it out. :clap:

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:48 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_wellnessjournal.jpg

Words and images are a great blend,I love the way you are catching your thoughts here,I think it is important to catch them as they fly off way to quickly. :clap: :wave:

inkcat
03-11-2005, 08:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/998/tn_sketch_book_pages_3.jpg

I love this contradiction its fun and free,I cant wait to see more of your journal pages.
I am very curious about this yuppo stuff,Ive never heard of it untill lately,its never mentioned in Australia,can you fill me in a bit about it? :wave:

St Ives
03-11-2005, 11:06 PM
Yupo is a "plastic" paper. The paint isn't absorbed because it has no fiber...it sits on top. It can always be reworked, no matter how long it has been sitting. It is difficult to work with. If you do a search her on WC, there are a number of threads about it, with artwork attached. Some can do fantastic work on it, but I have never used it. I have a enough trouble controlling the flow of water with regular paper :D .

johnnynorms
03-16-2005, 09:26 PM
johnnynorms, you said, "I'd like to be able to properly populate my drawings with real people most of all. To compensate, I often imbue objects, or even ambigous squiggles with a bit of life or character!"

Go to this link here in WetCanvas and I think you will enjoy seeing Brian's "real people"! If you do a search on his name, you will find his other sets of characters. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253635

Brian's got a nice line of humour there - all with fish, eh?! Fish do seem to crop up a lot - my Grandfather was a fish expert at the Natural History Museum (London), I wrote a song called "How to be Surreal (without resorting to fish)", I have a cuttings collecion of surreal fish pictures, and my partner's Dad is always out freshwater fishing. I often doodle fish, because they look cool as well as being relatively drawable.

johnnynorms
03-17-2005, 10:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/58348/tn_jumble2.jpg

I love this,I can see thousands of ideas in all these images,maybe our next project could have something to do with producing an art work from someelses images lol,no these are freat,set the imagination rioting. :wave:
Your idea of a project doing artwork from someone else's images made me think - I've got drawings that are crying out to become sculptures, assemblages or 3D in some way, but should I ask other artists to do what I've not got 'round to? :)

johnnynorms
03-17-2005, 10:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/58348/tn_delve.jpg

Oh, Johnnynorms, the entire idea of "delving into your mind" as a premise is so exciting. I love the series you've shared and can't wait to see more!!!!

And all with a biro - great going!

I'm addicted to delving into others' minds, through visual art, literature, film, music etc, as well as family and friends with who I have a different sort of connection. So delving into my own mind includes a measure great or small of all those minds I've sampled in the past! A cosmic thought indeed.
The bic biro was a fantastic invention! I've got through quite a number of them..

johnnynorms
03-17-2005, 10:41 AM
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Awesome. These made me smile. How many gazillion doodles have we all thrown away ? great idea to corral them together and play with the layouts, they look quite elegant now !

Thanks Li. How many is a gazillion! It's quite a therapy sitting there with some great music on, a pile of cut-outs, the book, and a trusty tube of prittstick. I do it less now that my scanner's up and running, the best things get zapped straight on to the computer, and I haven't sat with the book for a while. I need to spend much more time with the paper and pens - I find the computer controlling me too much sometimes.

johnnynorms
03-17-2005, 11:02 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/33516/tn_Rest_Area.jpg

I really like this and the other photograph-watercolour - looks good, and great idea too. I can see them as CD covers (or bigger as a vinyl sleeve - pity there aren't so many of those these days).

Cyndi L
03-17-2005, 01:44 PM
Gee, I hope it's not too late to play! I just saw this and signed up.

:)

Cyndi L
03-17-2005, 03:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45872

I put my newest hand-made journal into the picture file instead of the contents. Here's another view of the unfilled journal:

http://www.why-not-art.com/art-journal3-lg.jpg

St Ives
03-17-2005, 03:20 PM
Cyndi...took a look at your journal and it is nice! Do you use watercolor in your journals, and if so, do you have trouble with those pretty ribbons trailing into the paint while you work?

I ask because I have sketchbook with a marker and when I work with my book and paints in my lap, the marker trails through all the paints. :D

Cyndi L
03-17-2005, 03:27 PM
I ask because I have sketchbook with a marker and when I work with my book and paints in my lap, the marker trails through all the paints. :D

LOL!! Yup, been there, done that...especially with altered books!

I work mostly with acrylics and digital stuff, so most often what I do is work on another small piece of watercolor paper or cardstock, and then just mount it in my books. But, if I want to work in this one directly, the ribbons untie very easily! I know, it's cheating, but what can I say?


:D

St Ives
03-17-2005, 05:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_wild_animal_sighting4.jpg

I used a small pocket journal I made with Fabriano pastel paper to do quick sketches with pastel pencils...I only have a few basic colors and don't use them much. The sketches are somewhat larger than thumbnail. I had taken the little one to the zoo, and the picture (which is cropped way down) was taken on a trip to North Carolina. He saw the racoon in the very back of the yard in the summer while visiting. Rather than have the sketches sit forgotten in the journal, I cut them out, used the photo and made a page for his "Growing Years" journal.

Cyndi L
03-17-2005, 05:31 PM
I love the little "miniature homo sapians" quip!

:)

Pars
03-17-2005, 06:23 PM
Welcome Cyndi. And good to see some of us getting warmed up together. :) :wave:

The project is open; no closure date and unlimited participation.

I, however, am still swamped by boxes, haven't found myself in the mess of moving and have barely unpacked this office laptop.

I'll be looking to April before I am onboard with posting.

irish artist
03-18-2005, 06:13 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_wild_animal_sighting4.jpg

Good idea, well-designed page.........Yep, bound to be treasured by the little one. :clap:

inkcat
03-19-2005, 11:40 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_wild_animal_sighting4.jpg

This is wonderful,its a gem of an idea,I have four big journals going for my son,all on different members of the family,him and pets,they are not scrap books but a visual journey of our lives,paintings,words and other bits and peices,he loves them.
I enjoy the page you have posted,the images are really nice and your little one will treasure them when he is a grown man. :clap: :wave: :)

tumteetum
03-23-2005, 08:36 AM
I wanted to say thank you for this topic and this project.

I have all this creativity in me and it's sort of trapped at the moment. I've been looking for a way to take tentative steps but have been pressuring myself to be brilliant from step one. Your project has reminded me that it's a personal journey and sketchbooks are a brilliant way to work things out, have fun and to just DO! And from seeds of ideas more will come and develop and grow.

I've always been a bit of a journal addict - now I realise I can combine my worlds of words and feelings and visions and creativity into my own sketchbooks - just for me. So, thanks - you may have just given me a very valuable (and blumin obvious!) key.

irish artist
03-23-2005, 08:39 AM
tumteetum, going to show us??? :wave:

tumteetum
03-23-2005, 09:25 AM
tumteetum, going to show us???

Ooo ... errr ... erm ... [sound of teeth chattering with stage fright] ...

Sounds like a challenge. I could roll out some pre-prepared excuses or, (oh boy) resolve to take the challenge and show you something after the weekend. Unless you count doodling in the margins of meeting minutes ;)

Pars
03-23-2005, 09:44 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/1092/tn_Journal_B.jpg

Wonderful way to zone out of a "boring" meeting; just can't always get away with it but have so many meetings I'd classify as sub-tantially-boring, I'd fill a forest.

Pars
03-23-2005, 09:46 AM
Welcome aboard the journal train. Challenge? :evil: Or adventure? :cat:

Hope to see ya soon and check out the submission above. Margin meeting doodles are popular form of expression in our circle it seems. :wave:

Ooo ... errr ... erm ... [sound of teeth chattering with stage fright] ...

Sounds like a challenge. I could roll out some pre-prepared excuses or, (oh boy) resolve to take the challenge and show you something after the weekend. Unless you count doodling in the margins of meeting minutes ;)

tumteetum
03-23-2005, 10:11 AM
Adventure is better!

OK so I signed up to the project and I realised I carry a notebook with me everyday where I jot important stuff down and doodle ... so I am already on my way! Just need to get my pen out more :-)

SMClement
03-23-2005, 11:18 AM
I wanted to say thank you for this topic and this project.

I have all this creativity in me and it's sort of trapped at the moment. I've been looking for a way to take tentative steps but have been pressuring myself to be brilliant from step one. Your project has reminded me that it's a personal journey and sketchbooks are a brilliant way to work things out, have fun and to just DO! And from seeds of ideas more will come and develop and grow.

I've always been a bit of a journal addict - now I realise I can combine my worlds of words and feelings and visions and creativity into my own sketchbooks - just for me. So, thanks - you may have just given me a very valuable (and blumin obvious!) key.
:D I felt the same way when I happened across this! It's a good *cure* for those of us who are frozen by perfectionism. :wave: Speaking for myself, for one perfectionist.

Susan

irish artist
03-23-2005, 02:55 PM
"The Journal as an Artist's Book" is the Project. It doesn't say-"Journal of a Master Artist". You can clip out and paste ideas that inspire you, sketches of ideas (Helen), alter books, just plain have fun. Noone has to see your Journal except yourself (and this secret club-project) and it isn't meant to be an entry to a show, nor is it for sale. So then, anything goes.

When I first posted in WC! I had a huge case of stage fright (expecting negative comments) and it was a reverse experience (all positive). Everyone is welcome on this site and we try to support each others attempts. :)

JWilliams
03-23-2005, 08:51 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/1092/tn_Journal_B.jpg

Have found myself doodling at lots of meetings. Sketching people in room or illustrating what is being talked about. I have found that it is a great way to work out problems I have with drawing tricky subjects.

tumteetum
03-24-2005, 11:07 AM
Thanks Irish Artist. And Susan - perfectionism yes. But mianly a fear of not being good enough!

Anyway - have signed up and posted an entry. Then last night I found that I had drawn and scribbled in quite a few books, so I gathered up some of my favourites and pasted them into my A6 book - which helped to inspire me more!

Going to try journalling with art for the next week and hope to post up some results. Thanks for the encouraging words!

Pars
03-24-2005, 11:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/48199/tn_sketchbook1.jpg

Congratulations on your progress post. Looking good!!!! :clap:

irish artist
03-24-2005, 08:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/48199/tn_sketchbook1.jpg

Stage Fright on posting THIS?? Good Job, lots of variety, good clear drawing. :clap:

quirky
03-25-2005, 03:45 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_stonehouse.JPG
The texture in this is fantastic. What paper are you using? Is it just cartridge paper, or something a bit stronger?

inkcat
03-26-2005, 04:13 AM
Hi Quirky
I use just plain ol cartridge paper,no big deal in my journals as Im pretty rough on them,this effect was achieved using sand and wood glue,chucked on some black house paint when it was dry and added the othe colours to get where I wanted to go.
Hey everyone sorry Ive not been around,life been hectic,wont go into it,anyway,I see some wonderful images ,I love looking at other peoples journals,its so inspiring.
Irish artist,any chance of seeing more of your watercolours,they are fantastic.
Well better go,have much to do,do you think if I added more of my journals I would be hogging,ok guys catch you all alter,love all the pages they are fantaistico!!!!! :clap: :clap: :wave:

tumteetum
03-29-2005, 04:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_birthdatpg.JPG

Inkcat - I just love looking at all your journal sketchbook entries! Great stuff!!

tumteetum
03-29-2005, 04:43 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/48199/tn_sketchbook1.jpg

Stage Fright on posting THIS?? Good Job, lots of variety, good clear drawing. :clap:


Thanks for your encouragement :rolleyes:

tumteetum
03-29-2005, 04:44 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/998/tn_sketch_book_pages_3.jpg

I love the clutter! Wish my clutter looked this good :)

johnnynorms
03-30-2005, 06:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/48199/tn_sketchbook4.jpg

Hello tumteetum, Enjoyed looking at your pages. As a fellow doodler I say keep on drawing anywhere and everywhere! You've got a nice range of line, shape and textures, and you can do a lot with that.
As for colour, I've been poised to start painting...for years, and keep putting it off. I don't know what I'm afraid of, but partly I'm so used to using a biro to do all my drawing, that I think of paint as an uphill struggle instead of a pleasure. I've started colouring b&w stuff on the computer, but it's not the same is it? Still, it gets you in the colour frame of mind! BUT it can't be there in the journal...Anyway - good luck with colourful endeavours.

Pars
04-02-2005, 02:11 PM
.
Well better go,have much to do,do you think if I added more of my journals I would be hogging,ok guys catch you all alter,love all the pages they are fantaistico!!!!! :clap: :clap: :wave:

Inkcat - please do post more of your work; no such thing as hogging a project and I've enjoyed every one!!!!

tumteetum
04-03-2005, 08:52 AM
As for colour, I've been poised to start painting...for years, and keep putting it off.

Johnnynorms ... on your marks ... get set ... GO!

Looking forward to seeing your paint doodles soon ;)

St Ives
04-03-2005, 09:38 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/51019/tn_My_Artwork_027.jpgresized.jpg

I've been away for awhile and missed the new gallery pictures...this is quite clever!

St Ives
04-03-2005, 09:47 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/progress/48199/tn_sketchbook5.jpg

I enjoyed looking at your work...I also sketch while parked in front of the television. I think a lot of us do :D !

johnnynorms
04-04-2005, 06:34 PM
I was asking for the gauntlet to be thrown down!
I'll need someone here to wrestle the biro from my hand first...
Hmm - tomorrow's a new day, now which drawer are those paints in?!

Cyndi L
04-04-2005, 08:24 PM
I was asking for the gauntlet to be thrown down!


I'll do it! GO PAINT SOMETHING!! :D

(was that mean enough?)

Here's my offering for the day ~

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=46461

SMClement
04-05-2005, 07:57 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

Intriguing! Love the background colors and textures!

Susan

Cyndi L
04-05-2005, 07:06 PM
Thanks Susan!

It's just acrylics on a black background :)

SMClement
04-05-2005, 10:16 PM
I was asking for the gauntlet to be thrown down!
I'll need someone here to wrestle the biro from my hand first...
Hmm - tomorrow's a new day, now which drawer are those paints in?!
Well, what's the verdict? Did you find your paints? Maybe you should just grab some different colored ink pens, red, green, blue, black, and break into color that way?
Susan

irish artist
04-07-2005, 01:32 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

Very Nice! Is it a Journal page--black pages for the Journal??

It looks like it's framed. :confused:

inkcat
04-11-2005, 01:49 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

Cyndi
i lofve this it is so unusual and quite interesting,have you produced any paintings based on this work,I would be interested to see them if you have,lovely stuff!!!!!!!!! :clap: :wave:

inkcat
04-11-2005, 01:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/51019/tn_My_Artwork_030.jpgresized.jpg

This is great,love ful colour pages like this,have you anymore colour stuff like this to show,I would love to see them,interesting work!!!!!!!!! :clap: :wave:

Cyndi L
04-11-2005, 08:15 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

Very Nice! Is it a Journal page--black pages for the Journal??

It looks like it's framed. :confused:

I don't usually work directly in my journals, except for the altered books that I use as journals. With them I just gesso the pages and go to town. But with my hand-made journals, I work on a small page and then bind them in (or glue them iin). So the background is just black cardstock, and I glued this one into a journal.

The "frame" is just an additional piece of cardstock. After photographing, I punch holes in it and bind it into my hand-bound "blank book".


:)

Cyndi L
04-11-2005, 08:18 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

Cyndi
i lofve this it is so unusual and quite interesting,have you produced any paintings based on this work,I would be interested to see them if you have,lovely stuff!!!!!!!!! :clap: :wave:

Thank you! I don't really do any large scale painting. Mostly I do collage and mixed media stuff, so this little piece was just to play around. I had just painted a pair of shoes by sponging them and writing over top of it, and really liked the look, so I decided to play with it a bit more. This is really a very tiny piece
:)

Cyndi L
04-11-2005, 08:22 AM
black pages for the Journal??



I forgot to mention ~ I do have an old Victorian scrapbook that was never used, and it's got black pages! It's great to use, although I suppose I should worry about the acid content. I treat my art journal pages like I guess people who do "The Artist's Way" do their "morning pages". It's more of a process than a product. If I like what comes out, I scan it. If not, I ignore it!


:D

Fosker
04-12-2005, 02:16 PM
Hello, everyone.

I hope it's okay to jump in, here. I posted two entries last night.

I really enjoyed browsing through the entries for this project. I hope to see more from everyone, soon!

tumteetum
04-13-2005, 04:09 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/52538/tn_journalpagesm.jpg

This is beautiful! Glad you jumped in :clap:

Cyndi L
04-13-2005, 08:09 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/52538/tn_journalpagesm.jpg

Groovy, Ba-by! Love the colors and the style :)

Fosker
04-15-2005, 04:18 PM
Thank you, both of you. :)

johnnynorms
04-17-2005, 06:55 PM
Yes, my 8 yr old acrylics (red, blue, yellow, black, white) have finally been opened and smeared over paper. Fun, but results terrible so far...early days!

SMClement
04-17-2005, 10:22 PM
Yes, my 8 yr old acrylics (red, blue, yellow, black, white) have finally been opened and smeared over paper. Fun, but results terrible so far...early days!
Hmm, finger-painting sounds fun! Oh, that's probably not what you meant :evil:

It's a free-for-all in one's journal/sketchbook. Don't worry about the beauty until you get used to the new medium.

tumteetum
04-18-2005, 04:31 AM
Yes, my 8 yr old acrylics (red, blue, yellow, black, white) have finally been opened and smeared over paper.

Yay johnnynorms!!! :clap:

Cyndi L
04-18-2005, 02:11 PM
Way to go!

It probably didn't even hurt too much, huh?

:D

SMClement
04-20-2005, 07:32 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_911pg.JPG

The raw feelings show through very clearly. It feels like your pictures are as fluent as your words in capturing the thoughts flooding you as the tragedy unfolded.

I can really relate to the analogy of the chess board - the whole 911 thing felt kind of like a big, ugly, evil, strategy game on the part of someone.

Susan

SMClement
04-20-2005, 07:36 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_lifemenopg.JPG

The general layout is simple, but effective. I like the writing on top of the paint. How heavy is the paper? To handle the sand and paint, I would think it's durable stuff.

The images are profound. I am wrestling with some of the same things, but not yet menopause. Who am I as a woman? type questions, I mean. Thank you for sharing this.

Susan

irish artist
04-21-2005, 05:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_911pg.JPG

Your drawing and comments brought tears to my eyes :crying:

inkcat
05-18-2005, 07:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/35482/tn_911_journal.jpg

what a beautifully set out page,I love it,the images are haunting,I would love to see more of your pages. :clap: :wave:

inkcat
05-18-2005, 08:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56884/tn_calendar1.jpg

this is wonderful please show us more!! :clap: :wave:

inkcat
05-18-2005, 08:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/52538/tn_journalpage3.jpg

I love this page,it works well and is visualy interesting. :clap: :wave:

Fosker
05-20-2005, 10:26 PM
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I love this page,it works well and is visualy interesting. :clap: :wave:

Thanks! :D

AussieArtist
07-17-2005, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the inspiration everyone. I never used an Artist's journal before, but bought a small book today and will take it and pencils everywhere with me from now on.

I guess my only problem now is how to start. How are you inspired to begin on that first page of a brand new (and empty) journal?

Pars
07-17-2005, 10:50 AM
Hi AussieArtist,

Good question. I've been on an art journalist list for quite a few years, and this question always comes up. Everyone has a different approach.

One I use when I really stuck is to prepaint some of the pages, random colours and random splotches and then work over that with my ideas.

A second is to just go into the book, not the first page, which always seem pristine and formidable and start in the middle :D

Hope we hear from some of the other journalers about their process.

Cyndi L
07-17-2005, 01:33 PM
I guess my only problem now is how to start. How are you inspired to begin on that first page of a brand new (and empty) journal?

By not starting on the first page! Start on the second or third, and splotch on some paint, or make a scribble mark. There! Now the page is all messed up, so you might as well try to draw something on it and write about it :)

Alison2
07-22-2005, 03:31 PM
Hello everyone,

I discovered the project when browsing and got very excited looking at all the entries! Although I'm quite new to drawing and painting, I've sewn/written for years and keep journals/sketchbooks with all sorts of bits and pieces in. Sometimes, if writing serials (for mags in UK) I have a kind of mood board with all sorts of bits and pieces in.

I've copied (I hope it's worked) a couple of my sketchbook/journal in to the final entry bit - we went to the circus, so the flyer is there and then my mind took me in several different directions....

Love everybody's work - especially those cats, Inkcat!! :cat:

Alison :wave:

Pars
07-22-2005, 06:35 PM
Alison, so glad to see your work. We've been a might silent of late, but I for one am planning a new journal for a new adventure--retirement.

I bought some absorbent ground by Golden's today to prep some pages for watercolour.

Alison2
07-24-2005, 09:52 AM
Thanks Zoe!

Good luck with the watercolour journal - what a good idea to prep it with absorbent ground!

I bought some new graphitint pencils yesterday by Derwent. (At artists and illustrators exhibition in London). Graphite based but with colour - so a bit like a watercolour pencil, but you can rub them out very easily with them being graphite based. At the exhibition they had some fantastic work done with them - a mermaid with all the water around her with highlights lifted out. Don't think I'm quite there yet....!!! :D

Alison

Pars
07-24-2005, 10:50 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/43103/tn_JOURNAL_1.jpg

Alison, wonderful. I really like how you've incorporated the circus flyers and your own work. Bravo!

Pars
07-24-2005, 10:53 AM
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These are terrific. I've always loved clowns, clunes and masked faces. I wanted to do a project once just about clowns, but the group was appalled - apparently many are afraid of clowns :(

Pars
07-24-2005, 10:55 AM
Hi again Alison,

Thanks for your support on my new project.

Which of the Derwent's did you buy? I am not always partial to that brand, but do have a few.

Hope to see you put them to good "journal" use. :) :wave: Thanks Zoe!

Good luck with the watercolour journal - what a good idea to prep it with absorbent ground!

I bought some new graphitint pencils yesterday by Derwent. (At artists and illustrators exhibition in London). Graphite based but with colour - so a bit like a watercolour pencil, but you can rub them out very easily with them being graphite based. At the exhibition they had some fantastic work done with them - a mermaid with all the water around her with highlights lifted out. Don't think I'm quite there yet....!!! :D

Alison

Alison2
07-25-2005, 07:43 AM
Hi Zoe,

It's a new range they've just bought out called 'Graphitint' - quite limited colours - there's only 24, and they're quite subdued & cool. I had a play with them at the exhibition stand though and found them fun. The whole set was on offer for the show (aren't they always!) with about £10 off, so it was a good buy. Will have a play with them over the next few days and post a journal page with them! :D

Alison :wave:

Pars
07-27-2005, 07:51 AM
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Hi Scizzy, never realized (silly and inexperienced is my reason) that we'd had several entries in the "in progress" section. Really like what you've done here.

Pars
07-27-2005, 07:54 AM
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Have you done more, SMC? I think mind maps are really provocative and helpful. Haven't done any in ages. Like what's you've done and again sorry I hadn't looked (nor have others :( ) in the progress folder.

Pars
07-27-2005, 07:57 AM
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Tumteetum, this is so strong. I can hardly believe you've called it a doodle. It reminds me of ancient symbology and secret codes.

Wish we could move all the progress entries into final to see them all together. I am so sorry I missed this and the others you've posted.

SMClement
07-27-2005, 08:47 AM
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Have you done more, SMC? I think mind maps are really provocative and helpful. Haven't done any in ages. Like what's you've done and again sorry I hadn't looked (nor have others :( ) in the progress folder.
Thanks for looking! It's silly, but I didn't want to put these in the final section, because they weren't "real" art journal pages. I guess I didn't feel like they measured up to the beautiful standards presented in the books on art journals! :o

I have done some things since these pages that I ought to post. Not so much mind maps, though I have the intentions of getting back to some mind maps. Maybe I'll post the other things tonight.

Susan

Pars
07-27-2005, 08:50 AM
Susan, I'm off to work, rather late already :D and hope to see your new work and please please post your wonderful pages in the finished section (I believe only you can move them)!

Have a good day. It is sweltering here already! :(

Pars
07-27-2005, 06:38 PM
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Susan, such a thoughtful way to express your feelings and nothing like the "gut" to get it out!

SMClement
07-28-2005, 08:11 AM
Pars, thanks!

I uploaded a couple pages from about a month ago. I also added the progress entries to the final entries side, but I can't delete the old images. I guess I need a moderator to do that?

Later

Susan

Pars
07-29-2005, 04:50 PM
Susan, it's Zoe here. Sorry but I responded to your one a day rather than here. Thanks for adding your images to the final entries and adding some new ones. I am trying to figure out a new computer so it may take me a while to see :D

vhere
08-01-2005, 04:44 AM
Hi Pars - thank you for the invitation to share the pages from my sketchbook :cat:

I'd simply put them on to help Dreams of Flight - link to thread and sketchbook pages below:

link to thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3736337#post3736337)

There is some really lovely stuff on this thread and I hadn't joined it 'cos my sketchbooks are scruffy! they are my way of gathering information and I have several on the go at once, various sizes and separated into different subject matter so that when I want to look at seascapes for reference for instance, they are all together,

The pages shown in this link were simply me making notes to remember a sparkling patch of light on an otherwise grey steely cold sea.

Some pages in my books have 'finished' paintings or drawings and others have stuff stuck in - photos, pressed flowers, postcards, gallery details, work I've seen and liked - whatever, other pages have quick sketches, ideas for compositions, lists 'to do', allsorts. I use a variety of media within one book, charcoal, ink, oils, watercolours, mixed media, anything really.

I don't normally decorate the covers but this book (a5 size, about 8in tall, one of my smaller books) is covered in purple silk, I couldn't resist it! and I've doodle on the cover of this one.

If you think they'll be of interest I'll sign up and upload them :cat:

Vivien

vhere
08-01-2005, 06:06 AM
I've joined up and posted some other pages from that sketchbook - lots of pages still to fill

SMClement
08-01-2005, 06:08 AM
Vhere, I would be interested in seeing some of your sketchbook pages! Your explanations to Dreams of Flight helped me to get a better grasp of the uses of a sketchbook/journal!

Susan

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:09 AM
Vivien, I am very pleased you accepted my invitation. :) :wave:

Everyone has a different notion of a journal and it is exciting to share our different perspectives and our varied way of journaling.

I suspected that your way would be of much interest to the group.

I've journaled, so to speak, since I was a teen, and each journal has developed his or her own personality. I, too, sketch out ideas, put in loose papers I've gathered for inspiration, and make notes on margins. I have tried to keep one journal at a time, but generally have about 2-3 for different purposes.

I'm about to start a "where is home" journal as I am contemplating a major move. I hope to share it after the summer months.

Good to have you!!!

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:14 AM
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Lovely cover and so touchable--silk! I rarely embellish my journals but this one looks so inviting.

I'll be back to comment on more of your work when I return home after work (running late, again). :evil: Overslept this morning.

vhere
08-01-2005, 04:43 PM
Vhere, I would be interested in seeing some of your sketchbook pages! Your explanations to Dreams of Flight helped me to get a better grasp of the uses of a sketchbook/journal!

Susan


thanks for the welcome Susan and Zoe - lots of people have helped me on the web so it's nice to help others :cat:

Zoe and KatherineT between you have made me decide to set up a website for sketches - I've been working on it and it's in an early stage yet - lots of books to go

sketchbooks website (http://sitekreator.com/viviensketches)

My sketchbooks are really useful as a resource for larger paintings - I don't copy them to a larger scale but use them as a starting point to move on from.

They are also a visual diary of places I've been to. I didn't cover it in silk - it was like that and I fell for it! it has the normal heavy cartridge paper pages. i don't normally decorate the covers either but doodled on this and then added a picture tape 'beach' and continued doodling.

I have friends who sketch everywhere they go, in cafe's and theatre queues - anywhere! their books are fascinating. One has books going back to the 1950's and the hairstyles and faces are so much of the era.

KatherineT hasn't posted here and her sketches are wonderful as is her website website link (http://sitekreator.com/pastelsandpencils/index_1.html)

I've enjoyed browsing throught the works shown :cat:

Vivien

Pars
08-01-2005, 06:47 PM
Vivien,

I'm home from a hot day at the Government Palace :D and thrilled to hear that KatherineT and I have influenced you to do an online sketch site. I have to go over and see it all.

I thought I'd share this site (http://www.dannygregory.com/weblog/) with you and the group as one of many examples of daily journalers who do both paper journals and online work.

In particular, Vivien, take a look at Danny's list of recommended sites and check out RozWorks. Roz like others who enjoy journaling has done it for years. You can see her journals unfold here (http://www.rozworks.com/dot.html) year after year as she is a great chronicler. Indirectly, Roz influenced me to take on watercolours but I am still just a novice.

Again I am so glad you came over and I'll look at all the pages you've added whilst I was rushing off to work and work I did, but only half the day. The other half I thought about art. In fact, I just picked up a very portable tripod at lunch time for my pochade box and hope to really get out there and play!

artbabe21
08-01-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi all....I've been so inspired by all the gallery of work & have uploaded some of my pages which are more visual than others....sometimes I do a visual one with the journaling on the opposite page to it. Other times I have combined it but find it difficult to do both! :eek:

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:18 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/7568/tn_slateAB4.jpg

Cath, it seems we've come back to our origins, or at least, we were first met :D

Lovely work, and I see you've more than mastered and reclaimed the transfer method.

I'm always glad to see you!

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:22 PM
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Very good work, Vivien. I see several you are using tippex; something I am not familiar with. Can you share what it is and how you've used it here and elsewhere.

artbabe21
08-01-2005, 08:25 PM
I'm always glad to see you too!! :) This is a terrific project!!
Thanks for your kind words....yes, full circle it seems!

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/53888/tn_1.jpg

Very good work, Vivien. I see several you are using tippex; something I am not familiar with. Can you share what it is and how you've used it here and elsewhere.

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:36 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/53888/tn_9.jpg

These annotated pages really speak volumes about ourselves, I think and how we think and process.

Thanks for sharing these as well as the more developed pages of your sketchbook, Vivien.

Pars
08-01-2005, 08:42 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/7568/tn_ladyAB6.jpg

I've always admired your work, Cath, this is great.

I'm doing an altered book project with Red and I'm working on Vivian Montre's book. It is giving me the screams as it is such a beautiful book book and the subject is Tears :D I just put in some loathsome black border on a subject that brings tears to me always (911). I sure hope she doesn't tear my tears out of her lovely book. :evil:

Now I will have to do a lovely one to please her especially after seeing this one!

vhere
08-02-2005, 03:38 AM
Tippex is typing correction fluid! it comes in bottles with a brush - no good - and in pens - which are just great for putting whites back into sketches, not areas, just line as it goes lumpy and blobby otherwise. I don't know about its archival qualities but I wouldn't be without it in my sketching mode.

The numbers on the charcoal fishing boats are put in with it and other touches as well.

i wouldn't use it on a 'finished' piece that is for framing/selling.

This last trip to the coast I really got into charcoal pencil + watercolour (and oil pastel etc) - I think it suits my needs better than ink, which is a harsher line.

I loved those links, thank you Zoe. I've bookmarked a couple to use in class to show students what can be done.

:cat: Vivien

vhere
08-02-2005, 03:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/40061/tn_journal20-lg.jpg

this is gorgeous

:cat: Vivien

vhere
08-02-2005, 03:54 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/58348/tn_fishpage.jpg

I really like these doodles :cat:

Pars
08-02-2005, 09:10 AM
Oh, yes, I forgot the difference. In the US we mostly call it "white-out." I've only used it once or twice on a journal page. Mostly mine gets clogged up before I get to use up the bottle. :)

Glad you liked the links, Vivien. Quite a bit happening on line with journals.

For anyone interested, two online yahoogroups I belong to but lurk on are Danny's group:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Have a good day, all! Off to the sweat mines for 8 or so hours. :evil:

Tippex is typing correction fluid! it comes in bottles with a brush - no good - and in pens - which are just great for putting whites back into sketches, not areas, just line as it goes lumpy and blobby otherwise. I don't know about its archival qualities but I wouldn't be without it in my sketching mode.

The numbers on the charcoal fishing boats are put in with it and other touches as well.

i wouldn't use it on a 'finished' piece that is for framing/selling.

This last trip to the coast I really got into charcoal pencil + watercolour (and oil pastel etc) - I think it suits my needs better than ink, which is a harsher line.

I loved those links, thank you Zoe. I've bookmarked a couple to use in class to show students what can be done.

:cat: Vivien

SMClement
08-02-2005, 10:26 AM
FWIW, I found this book yesterday as I was browsing Amazon.com,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1581800444/qid=1122992673/sr=1-10/ref=sr_1_10/104-7418243-6532733?v=glance&s=books

How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, by Claudia Nice
I thought it would be an interesting read, since it summarized a number of different approaches to visual journals. I am going to request it from my library.

Susan

vhere
08-02-2005, 11:00 AM
[QUOTE=Pars]Oh, yes, I forgot the difference. In the US we mostly call it "white-out." I've only used it once or twice on a journal page. Mostly mine gets clogged up before I get to use up the bottle. :) ]


yes that's why I don't use the bottles - the pens don't dry out the same and are more controllable and you can draw with them as well - very useful - I sort of push-pull drawings and often want to put light over dark.

:cat:

Pars
08-02-2005, 05:05 PM
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SUPER congratulations!!!!!!

Nothing like discover (I see it hanging out on the right side) plain and simple, and clear as a bell!

So pleased to see you join the project. Keep them coming! :D

Pars
08-02-2005, 07:24 PM
FWIW, Gwen Diehn, a friend and fellow journeler wrote a new book entitled The Decorated Journal (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1579906516/ref=wl_it_dp/002-2634105-9034435?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I2ISHS6WQ8MKTM&v=glance&colid=2GPKVNQEH0630).

I just wrote a review at Amazon, but it was moment's ago and not up yet.

This book is a keeper, and among the very very best I've seen.

TheBlueBetween
08-02-2005, 09:45 PM
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SUPER congratulations!!!!!!

Nothing like discover (I see it hanging out on the right side) plain and simple, and clear as a bell!

So pleased to see you join the project. Keep them coming! :D

Thanks :D I started this online art journal thing and thought I'd share here at my second home (WC!) as well ;)

In case this link has not been shared it's http://writtendown.com

Pars
08-03-2005, 08:06 PM
Thanks for sharing the link, Pam.

I knew I vaguely recognized something about it. I see the web hostess is a livejournal writer. I was formally addicted to a daily written journal, but lost my way about half a year ago and Shimelle was among the larger group I frequently might see.

Great idea and so much of a pleasure to see your work right there on the site :D

vhere
08-04-2005, 03:41 AM
istanbul sketchbook thread wc (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3752542#post3752542)

have a look at this - some lovely sketches

V

Pars
08-04-2005, 07:08 AM
Thanks for sharing Martin's work, V. He does wonderful plein aire.

vhere
08-06-2005, 02:16 PM
I'm going to add some pages of a book that I did during my degree, when I was juggling the degree part time, working part time and had the family to consider. It probably fits the criteria of better than my sketchbooks.

link to website - easiest way to see it (http://sitekreator.com/viviensketches/ravelled_sleaves.html)

I'll upload some on wc as well.

Vivien
:cat:

Pars
08-06-2005, 02:25 PM
V - for some reason it doesn't take me to your pages, but to the set up page for the provider :(

vhere
08-06-2005, 02:39 PM
:o sorry Zoe - I'd linked to the site on me-logged-in mode

I've corrected it and it's proper link (http://sitekreator.com/viviensketches/ravelled_sleaves.html)

- it's a bit 'poor me' and depressive! I did HATE that job though! - no longer there :cat:

Vivien

Pars
08-06-2005, 03:14 PM
V - each time I try to see close-ups, twice now, I get logged off my 'puter.

Mercury, is retrograde, so perhaps I'll have to try another computer than is not ravaged by age :D

The small snaps looked fascinating. I must say I am experiencing a sense of parched land (in more ways than one) and can't seem to do anything right :( Perhaps I'm not supposed to see these right now...?

I'll check again later and thanks so much for sharing your work. I am so pleased to see how you've gone about the sketching and journaling.

Pars
08-06-2005, 03:18 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/53888/tn_1_e_ravelled_sleeves_019.jpg

The title sure fits this day. Stress and acetate, or overlay. I'm glad to see these few and do understand the idea of feeling trapped. It is a relief to get some of the feelings out with art. Isn't it?

vhere
08-06-2005, 03:28 PM
I'm out of it now but it was very therapeutic at the time :cat: Vivien

Pars
08-11-2005, 08:12 AM
Hi Alison and all,

One of the D&S members posted the full range of colours in the new Graphitint line by Derwent (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287909). Thought I'd share them in case anyone is eager for a new journal tool.


Hi Zoe,

It's a new range they've just bought out called 'Graphitint' - quite limited colours - there's only 24, and they're quite subdued & cool. I had a play with them at the exhibition stand though and found them fun. The whole set was on offer for the show (aren't they always!) with about £10 off, so it was a good buy. Will have a play with them over the next few days and post a journal page with them! :D

Alison :wave:

Alison2
08-12-2005, 01:40 PM
Thanks Zoe, it'll be interesting to see what people make of them if they give them a try! :wave:

vhere
08-12-2005, 02:16 PM
KatherineT has talked about them in the coloured pencils forum - worth looking at if you are interested in using them.

I think they only appeal to me for sketching in a limited colour range - maybe siennas and sepias, something like that.

Pars
08-12-2005, 02:27 PM
Not sure all the project members read the Mixed Media forum, so I wanted you to know I am very eager to get a copy of I send you a cadmium red (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287884)

Thanks :D

Pars
08-12-2005, 02:30 PM
Hi V, I wouldn't wonder that KatherineT would know about these. I believe from what I've read and Allison's getting them they came out in GB first and have only now appeared in the USA. I shall pass on any more pencils right now unless of course I run into them and they scream, "buy me." :evil:

KatherineT has talked about them in the coloured pencils forum - worth looking at if you are interested in using them.

I think they only appeal to me for sketching in a limited colour range - maybe siennas and sepias, something like that.

Pars
08-12-2005, 03:54 PM
Some one else just posted on these Derwents, V. They are starting to look better. :D

Alison, do let us know how you are enjoy them, will you? (one L, I'll remember in future)

TheBlueBetween
08-13-2005, 01:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/7568/tn_journal_page-Imagination.jpg

I love this journal - so brave with all the layers and what look to be valuable memories dunked in tea!

TheBlueBetween
08-13-2005, 01:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_lifemenopg.JPG

This is beautiful. I love the colors and how it flows.

TheBlueBetween
08-13-2005, 01:41 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_wwhatttt.JPG
I love the bold colors and images in this one and I really like how you can just see the words on the pages behind... this looks like something I may have to try!

Pars
08-13-2005, 08:47 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49549

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/27814/tn_week2.jpg

Nice one, Pam. I really like the sentiment and the drawing.

TheBlueBetween
08-13-2005, 11:29 AM
thanks Zoe :)

artbabe21
08-13-2005, 01:30 PM
Thanks Pam....the pages are tea dyed before the treasures are added.

I really wish I could let go & draw freely in my journal as you do! :) Terrific work!

vhere
08-13-2005, 01:46 PM
do they keep their colour (tea dyed)? it sounds interesting.

I'm enjoying all the pages.

Vivien :cat:

artbabe21
08-13-2005, 06:53 PM
do they keep their colour (tea dyed)? it sounds interesting.


Hi Vivien....yes, it certainly does especially since it's inside a book. But ya know I used to use tea and found an easier way using coffee crystals. I wet the page & place crystals on the wet & they start doing their tinting & I can add more where I might want to look darker or uneven. I love the cool aged look it leaves. :)

vhere
08-14-2005, 04:06 AM
I really like the sound of that, it's now filed away in the memory to try in the future :cat:

inkcat
08-14-2005, 09:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49385

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/53888/tn_boat_at_brancaster_staithe.jpg

this is wonderful,I love this entry,it is loose and true,the colours are wonderful,you have caught the the boat scene so well,very nice indeed.

vhere
08-15-2005, 03:31 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45074

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/835/completed/56313/tn_birthdatpg.JPG

thanks inkat - I loved this one of yours!

I had to rush it at the end as I was on the slipway sketching and it was suddenly the time of tide when all the little boats wanted to land and I was in the way :o

Vivien :cat:

TheBlueBetween
08-16-2005, 04:32 PM
Thanks Pam....the pages are tea dyed before the treasures are added.

I really wish I could let go & draw freely in my journal as you do! :) Terrific work!

Oh, I thought everything was - that's good to know! And thanks - you are too sweet - I don't know how do it otherwise but to draw freely and letting go is a new thing for me... for years I've "saved" my blank pages and canvases because I didn't want to ruin them... now, I give myself permission to do whatever comes, there is always a new blank page available somewhere ;) But I just enrolled in some drawing and painting classes, so perhaps things will improve soon!

Pars
08-17-2005, 09:32 PM
Just popping in to tell ya all I'm off on holiday til about September 9 or 12. I'm hoping to do some good journaling and will post when I get back.

Got lucky today and had our IT sweetie hook my work computer up with some docstar program that will make it possible to copy stuff on the photocopy machine and bring it directly into my computer. Sounds lovely and it might work.

Take care all, and do share some more journal pages. I really love seeing them all.

Pars
10-01-2005, 04:29 PM
Hope everyone had a good summer. I did and didn't.

But just stopped by to say I am "just" beginning to figure out my new MAC and transferring some files from disk-to-computer.

I found some old journal pages from a journal swap and put them in the files.

Hope we continue with our journal sharing as the weeks and months go by.

vhere
10-01-2005, 06:07 PM
did you keep a journal while you were away? (welcome back :cat: )

Vivien :cat:

Pars
10-01-2005, 06:35 PM
hi vivien :wave:

I did a drawing or two, not more, as it was troubling times with the Katrina hurricane and I got caught up in the U. S. South without petrol. Might have made some good fodder but instead I talked my head off and bought more art supplies.

I'll share what I can as I continue to learn this new 'puter and get the machinery in place.

How was your summer? Anything new on the horizon art-wise, any-wise?

vhere
10-02-2005, 08:57 AM
oh dear, sorry to hear you were caught up with the hurricane, must have been awful.

Buying art supplies made me smile - if I'm short of money I just daren't go into an art shop, bookshop or garden centre! It's impossible to come out of any of those without buying

I've had a very very busy summer as I was offered an almost-solo at a gallery in October-November (the owner is putting in some of her life drawings). I have to deliver the paintings next week. I normally have work first, arrange show next, This time I had some work but needed to do lots more = stress!!!!

We also had the local Open Studios event and I was involved in that putting up 2 shows with friends, manning, taking down etc with all the work and stress that involves.

Some of my classes aren't running due to the new management not advertising properly and subsidies being removed from over 60's (they used to get classes much cheaper). so my income has plunged :( so now I really really need some sales.

I've just delivered 6 to a local gallery but am not holding my breath as retail here at the moment is on a go-slow, there's a weekend show where I'll have 12 next month. Our group may put on a Christmas show somewhere, or even just a few of us may get together to do one - it's a good time of year to sell art work I've found in the past.

So tell more about what you were sketching?

A journal on the hurricane and its effects on you would be interesting?

Pars
10-02-2005, 09:48 AM
'Morning here, Vivien,

How exciting about the Fall Show, but not so about shortage of funds. Don't be too too jealous, I was really quite thrifty. I was more or less stranded for a few days in North Carolina (far from the hurricane, but petrol is gotten from the Gulf there, so they turned off the pumps) and was in the town where Jerry's artarama is headquartered. I only indulged in a few coloured pencils, was gifted a good journal book, and left behind some items in the store I knew I really didn't need or want. My North Carolina friend also gifted me with some W&N liquid watercolours. They are so sheer you'd think you are using a wash.

A hurricane journal really should be in order. I never watch telly but I was glued to it in the evenings and my impressions were vast, and my imagination on overload.

Point of the matter, through, V, is I am much better at writing the word than painting or drawing the image; perhaps I always was and may always be a wordsmith not a visual artist. I do try! Collage seems to come to me more often than not, but I am going to re-embrace some oils and try my hand at two of the MOMs (Manet and now Dali).

As for the sketches, doodles, I'll try to keep them up and blast through my computer ignornance and share some. Thus far everything I've been able to post a friend scanned for me :evil:

And by the by I do a personal zine and if you send me your address in a PM, I'll put you on the list so you can see where and how I think and work.

Let's talk soon.
:wave:

Alison2
10-02-2005, 11:37 AM
Hello everyone,

Zoe, nice to have you back - I know what you mean about being glued to the TV re. the hurricane, over here, thousands of miles away, we could only watch in horror. Dreadful.

I've been looking at some of the delicious links you've quoted throughout, and they are just wonderful.

Vivien - love your site too! Inspiring.

I've signed up for 101, so my journal is full of exercises at the moment, plus the odd jotting and doodle. Just re-read some old posts and agree with what you say about some people being afraid of clowns Zoe, to me, that's part of the fascination. I love masks too - Venice was a wonderful place to visit earlier this year. I keep saying when I get better at drawing I'll jump in and try some masks....I did some doodling while I was over there, if I can find the right sketchbook, I'll add them on to the journal pages. I think I used water soluble pencils on them.

I do like the Graphitints, but so far, haven't done anything major with them, but they do feel lovely to use, very smooth.

Look forward to hearing more news and seeing some more pages - I'm off to the scanner myself!

Alison :wave:

Pars
10-02-2005, 11:47 AM
Alison,

What a morning pleasure to hear from you. I still haven't gotten the graphitints. They are not offering them locally yet just mail order and I've held back :D

It is dreadful these hurricanes, two one on another and apparently more on the way. For those of you not been to New Orleans or this part of the US's south, we won't be replacing it's charm too quickly, and charming it is. It would be like losing Trafalgar Square and old London. New Orleans is the most unique of all American cities and I've been to most of our States and their offerings. I hope the country and the President find sufficient funds to rebuild and take on the load of sustaining the coast. Let's all keep our hopes up and fingers crossed.

Alison, I was thinking of doing 101, too and if I get myself more organised, something I am working madly on, I will join you. I did the chair(s) way back but without a scanner or digi I got frustrated following the class.

Can't wait to see what's you've done, Alison! :wave:

Pars
10-02-2005, 11:57 AM
Vivien, Alison and fellow journalers,

One of my chores today is to get all my old disks onto CD and dispose of them and lighten my box load. Having a horrific time of it (many are DD and they won't transfer, including my poor neglected novel) :(

Anyway here's a tiny postcard collage I did for an international postcard exchange back in '02. If you've been to Paris you'll recognize it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Oct-2005/35482-ZoeHechtApr02PC2.jpg

TheBlueBetween
10-02-2005, 12:04 PM
Zoe I'm sorry to hear you got caught up in the hurricane chaos and wasn't able to make it home for awhile. I can't imagine. It certainly sounds like you must have a lot to journal about though. I'm so grateful that I saw N.O. a few years ago for jazz fest - I always wanted to go back - it's one of those places you leave a part of your soul when you have to leave - so much history and beauty and mystery.

Can I ask what the 101 is? It sounds interesting but I couldn't find a link.

And also for those of you who like masks, I started a masks challenge in wearable art - it can be a mixed media type of thing, I would think people over here might like to join in - perhaps I should post it in it's own thread... anyway here is the link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=297929

Have a nice sunday :)
Pam