Saturday, August 10, 2019

Doodle Journal - New Artwork

New doodles from my Doodle Art Journal. I first posted about my Doodle Journal here.



 
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Doodle Journal - New Artwork

I first posted about my Doodle Journal here. I used the 20+ year old gouache that I found in my storage recently for the first 3 new doodles. The last doodle was created on a page that was monoprinted before I sewn it into the journal.





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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"Hanging by a Thread" Vol II artwork

I have started creating in my "Hanging by a Thread" Vol II art journal. To read about this art journal series, please click here and here.

This is the first journal spread (artwork):



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Friday, July 19, 2019

Doodle Journal New Artwork

I first posted about my Doodle Journal here. Here are the new doodles.






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Monday, July 8, 2019

"Hanging by a Thread" art journals

I'm still creatively inspired by the theme "Hanging by a Thread" so I made another art journal. I first posted about this art journal here. The new art journal is 6"x9.25"x1" using a discharged book as the front and back covers. I was drawn to the face on the front cover, which I thought the expression fit the theme of the art journal. Like the first art journal, I bound this new one using the Coptic stitch so the journal will lay flat when I work in it. There is only one folio per signature and bound a bit looser. I'm hoping that this alteration will allow the journal to close flatter once all the pages are marked.








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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Look what I found!

A happy surprise! I went through some storage boxes and found these tubes of gouache. I haven't used gouache in close to 20 years so I'm guessing that these tubes are around this age. Not one tube is dried up! It will be fun to play around with these paints.





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Friday, June 28, 2019

Doodle Journal

This is one of the first journals I have using Nik the Booksmith's Hollow Back Binding technique. I stored it away and forgot about it until recently when organizing my handmade journals. I decided to use it for my Doodle Art Journal. Currently, I have been creating in it on Friday night as a way to unwind from my week.


Here are the first doodles.










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Thursday, June 27, 2019

"Hanging by a Thread" art journal update

Here are this week's journal spreads from my "Hanging by a Thread" art journal. To learn more about this art journal, click here.


Another dark and moody new journal spread that epitomizes the theme of this journal - "Hanging by a Thread".


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Monday, June 24, 2019

My Current Art Journals

This weekend I took inventory of the journals that I'm currently working in. I find it beneficial that each one has a specific use.


Clockwise from the top left:

Mixed Media - 8.5"x9" used children's book made completely out of cardboard and covered with decorative duct tape. Great for mixed media. Right now this art journal is private.

Doodle - 5.5"x8.25" upcycled hard cover book used as substrate and covered with black and white commercial fabric with red ribbon. This journal is bound using hollow back binding method.Currently, using as my Friday Night Doodle art journal.

Hanging by a Thread - 5"x8.5" upcycled hard cover book bound using Coptic stitch. I have been posting artwork from this art journal almost weekly.

Camo - 4" square art journal covered with commercial camouflage fabric and bound using Coptic stitch with scrap paper for signatures. I'm using this little art journal to wipe off excess paint from my brush, test pens/markers and write notes. I haven't shown this journal yet since it's not being used as an art journal quite yet.

Commonplace - 5.5"x8.5" journal made from upcycled hard cover book bound with hollow back binding with black ribbon closure. I have shown parts of this journal. Most of the contents are private since I'm using it to write down thoughts to clear my mind.

Lettering - 6"x7.5" art journal was made using cardboard and collaged magazine images and bound with Coptic stitch. One of the first journals I made using the Coptic stitch. The signatures are 80lb drawing paper. I have been using this art journal to practice lettering. I have shared a few images and will probably show more as time goes on.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

"Hanging by a Thread" art journal update

Here are this week's journal spreads from my "Hanging by a Thread" art journal. To learn more about this art journal, click here.


Dark and moody new journal spread that epitomizes the theme of this journal - "Hanging by a Thread". 





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