I recently watched a video from Ingrid Dijkers about re-purposing a three ring binder into an art journal. The concept got me thinking about an address book I bought years ago and never got around to filling in. My contacts are all digital now so it seemed like a great idea to use it for an art journal. I ended up collage-ing over it.
So now I had this fun new art journal binder and I thought about what I should use for pages. I remembered I had watched another video years ago on creating journal pages with Teesha Moore. I had a big stack of “card” pages and by chance they were exactly the right size for the binder. So I punched holes in them and now I am taking them out one by one and working on the base pages I had started. I felt so happy resurrecting these things!
The Sketchbook project sent me new moleskine – I picked the theme “sketchbook” because it could be anything I want to put in my book and I want try to sketch more and include more hand drawn elements in my art. So far I have created a cover:
a lovely birthday gift from a dear friend last december
a long art-less dry spell
a new creative longing
a new art journal is born
the Irish have long had the tendency to miss things before they are gone, I find myself doing that lately too ~ we are at the height of summer and I am already starting to lament it’s passing…ah, perversity!
Green is such a loaded word these days and “going green” de riguer, it makes me feel a bit ~ old in my “hippy” days I was such an earth mother and filled with energy and zeal – we really lived green, of course going to college in a rural area and living in a neo-commune environment like The Wynne Road Home for Wayward Adults helped my illusion…
Today I enjoy my pots of herbs that comprise my “edible” gardening attempts, I do try hard to recycle everything and keep our thermostat set frugally and be mindful in general.
One in every color: walking into a bead store like Beadazzled or all the quilting fabrics at G Street in huge store sized gradients always thrills me.
It carries over into my art supply addiction, I have a wonderful basket full of pens and pencils and yet I find my self continuing to work on wanting more and just focusing instead on using what I have.
My current addiction are Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens with brush tips. They are so much fun to color with!
My friend Soodesh went to New York last weekend to shop in Jackson Heights -he very kindly brought me some fun Bindi jewels to use in my collages and assemblage pieces. It’s fun to have a touch of bling! I can’t wait to make something cool with them….