Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Sketchbook Project...

A    A couple of months ago I found out about The Sketchbook
, the idea really intrigued me but I wasn't really sure
      about it - I am not a sketcher and I can only draw lines and
th   they aren't usually straight! Anyway on my All Things Tim
Y    Yahoo group a couple of people were talking about it and
I     I got caught up in the excitement of it all so I went ahead
      and signed up.
I     I was so excited to do it and be part of a project like this but
o    once I received my sketchbook it was a different story. I felt
p    panic! a total brain freeze on how I was going to illustrate
m   my theme. Anyway after asking around for help, and some
p    people did help me, I just decided the best thing to do was
st   start it and see what direction it took me in. Above is the first
2    2 page spread in the book, although I did it after the pages
b    below.

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The 2 page spread above is actually the first set of pages I did,
they were really a learning experience. The pages of the
sketchbook are incredibly thin, I had to glue the pages
together in sets of 2 to make them a little more substantial.
Although it wasn't enough for the use of Adirondack Color
wash spray which I used on the clock page. It wrinkled and
buckled so now I know to not use anything like that, it was
only a very light spray but the paper is just too thin for it.

In case you haven't realised the theme of my sketchbook is
"In 5 minutes..", it really had me puzzled as to how to tackle
it and even now I am not all that sure what I will do next.
I am still open to suggestions.....


Deb said...

Oh, Marlene, I love this!!! It will be a great collection when it's complete. I'm sure you'll find all sorts of inspiration as you go through your days.

I was amazed at how much rain fell in 5 minutes yesterday and then all of a sudden the sun was shining! Gotta' love Arizona thunderstorms! xo

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Marlene - first, I want to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my "good news" BIG SMILES

I love your "5-minute theme"! The first thing that came to my mind when I read this post is this: make a list of all the things that only take 5 minutes to do around the house that are productive like cleaning the mirrors in the bathrooms, emptying the trash from all rooms in the house, separating the whites from the darks for the laundry, watering the potted plants. Ok, you get the picture!

I guess my mind went that way because I've been off work so long and have been pretty much stuck at home most days - HA!

Plume said...

I think you did just great with your journla pages! I understans your incomfort. I fell that way often when I do art journaling. It just says that you are working out of your comfort zone. And don't worry that's the way to learn something new! I really like your page and the sentence you used is exactly the one they use at train stations! you got me thinking of old train trips with that phrase. bravo!

Jane said...

Gotta love our sketch book. Mine is 'Make mine a Double'. I have to get started. I figure I will start with 2 of things, double images, etc. Such fun!