More Watercolor Transfers on fabric, this time with ballpoint pen added.
I MIGHT be getting over my fear of sketchbooks/art journals. In recent years I’ve started so many journals only to abandon them the minute I ruin a page. More recently I couldn’t work in books at all, I was so blocked. (This was sad for me because I started out 15 years ago making artist books, and so I really do love the book format!)
My solution was to draw on single sheets of 8.5″x11″ cover stock, or 5″x7″ sheets of Fabriano watercolor paper (140#, hot press). However recently I thought I’d try again, and bought a 9″x12″ spiral bound blank book with watercolor-like paper in it.
It’s working! Somehow, the fact that I can rip out a page if needed (since it’s spiral bound) has freed me up a lot. I’m actually drawing in a book again. Wow!
The above dog is a re-worked “one-liner.”
Angie Platten said:
Love the dog! He’d make a great t-shirt design. But Carla, think cats… cats, cats, cats……. =^..^=
Caitlin O'Connor said:
LOVE the dots! (one of my all time favourite art unblocker books is on e that Peter H Reynolds wrote for kids, called “The Dot”.)
I am also LOVING the dawg!
Re journals – I HAVE to make a huge ugly mess on the very front page of any new journal. Then it’s “ruined” so it doesn’t matter what else I do in it. Otherwise – they sit utterly pristine and unused. *sigh*
I also have a bad habit of starting new journals and then abandoning them… just in the last month or so I have managed to use up one like this, just ignoring the older pages at the front. Again, quite freeing – it’s never going to be a “prefect” art journal do I can do whatever in it!
I love the lines on that dog – did you use a brush?
You might be interested in this:
I had no idea you’d started out in artist books. I don’t know why I would have known that, but still, good to know. Any chance you might show us some of your books? That dog is just beautiful!
Karine Swenson said:
Just catching up with you. Congratulations on “unblocking” yourself. I just read this great book called “The War of Art” (Pressfield) You may enjoy it.