Friday, January 29, 2016

Coming out of hibernation a bit at a time

Since the Light is returning i am less inclined to sit and quilt and listen to books on tape ....
I am SLOWLY starting to paint...
I have been looking back through my sketchbooks for old ideas never followed through on,
There are tons,
And here's my stack of books since 2011, and some random images from them. 
Totally random, obscure things...
I think i can see improvement, but what i put in them remains the same...
I put everything in them.
Lots of the images i have never used for anything and i would like to see if parts of them could be used in fabric with some manipulation in photoshop, (i don't mean the ones i have shown here).
Hopefully i will film a few flip throughs of them soon.
And looking at them it dawns on me why i haven't done much sketching in a book in the last year, compared to 2012 &2013, which is when many of these are from, and it's because i ran out of the strathmore visual journals and went to other sketchbooks. I don't like the paper in the other types i had as much.
Note to self; stock up on strathmores!

 






17 comments:

  1. I love your art. Both b/w and colour pages are gorgeous.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  2. I love your art, too! I also love that you have all those journals . . . they are treasures :)

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  3. Love your sketches!! Especially the girl with the bird!! Very fun! Happy PPF!

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  4. gorgeous art!! I have lots of the Canson journals but I do love the Strathmore journals more. I love the softness of the girl with the umbrella!

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  5. Loved seeing the gorgeous journal pages.

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  6. Beautiful artwork you're sharing here.
    The softness of the girl with the umbrella is WOW.
    Happy PPF
    oxo Patty #47

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  7. Lovely bits of art here, and so many sketch books. Isn't it joyful to look back into them, I love going back in mine. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. I also like the Strathmore journals. Yours are filled with beautiful art. I absolutely love the girl with the bird on her head. She's fantastic!!

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  9. What a fabulous collection of journals. I can imagine there are masses of amazing inspiration contained within. Great photos and artwork.
    Happy PPF to you

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  10. OMG. . . your talent is limitless. Excuse me while I stoop and pick my jaw up off the floor. lol There must be treasures in there beyond imagining. Ideas and images that are waiting for their day in the sun. I'm the first to say that not everything is made for, or with, that in mind. . . but you never fail to amaze me. Heidi and the Piquirky bird. . . too cute for words. : )

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  11. Very beautiful! Lovely! Happy PPF!

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  12. My goodness I do like your work. Black and white and color as well. Just lovely. xo

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  13. I adore heidi ! the character, the original words - everything. Thanks for posting. happy PPF.

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  14. Definitely make sure you have the kind of tools you like! Lovely bits of pages, looking forward to new ones!

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  15. Wow! I love your art. Glad you are painting.

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  16. Love the piquirky bird drawing. All your photos are wonderful.

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  17. It's perfect combination of the doodling, the books and the cat. They feel so cozy and slow (in good reason, without rushing):)

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