I am probably my own worst enemy but I figure the bad guy shoving me is Time!
I've been working on my windows for the Altered Book class and I have not chosen a large enough book so it has been challenging to find spots to fit in windows, never mind a door! I had made one window already but a visit to my friend who has a stationary store made me the recipient of some great leaf glassine paper that I just had to put in. I will be ready for the reveal on Monday.
Of course, I also tried something extra. Perfect Pearls on a black gesso page. I'll try for a better photo but this made me think spring as that is the section I'm also putting the green paper shown in the top photo. I need a good 'springing to life from the darkness' quote!
Then while I was searching through supplies I decided to try some artist's tape- drafting tape which resists paint and comes off after. Pretty cool.
Then I did another spread and went to bed. But I knew it wasn't quite done.
So instead of making up for the time I lost sleeping in ...
I made it mine!
Now this sketch book is all about trying things I see as I do my blog roll.
My friend, Les, at MarveLes Art Studios is doing some great stuff, as are Holly at Through My Window, and Jan, at Dandelion and Daisy. I have two pages with post it notes for a couple of ideas to try. Comparing outlining in black and white, and then I want to do a page with cutting text from a book page perhaps giving my gouache and new watercolours a try. I briefly considered a screen print from Margi, at Scrap Wisdom Collage, but an alarm bell went off and I realized time was up, again!
I need some more time! Some enemy is stealing it!