Never too old to rock!
This blotch is having an excellent hair day.
Cat that ate the canary?
I feel like I’ve met this guy.
Rough day for this guy.
I see W.C. Fields. You?
For this blotch I used watercolors. I have lots to learn about them. He doesn’t have a lot on his mind…but that doesn’t seem to bother him.
I’ve joined a weekly art journal challenge thingy. Our first task: Make shapes and color them in. I can totally handle that.
I made the shapes in one of my found paper journals. It’s on a shiny catalog page. The paper didn’t really take the paint well but I like it anyway.
Here it is after I colored the shapes in. I like using my found paper journals because they are a mess already so I can’t screw them up. I only used a few paints but I mixed them up together and changed the colors. I felt like a kid playing in the mud only with brushes instead of hands.
I’m having what feels like a learning binge. I’ve signed up for some online classes and am in serious play mode…like always, I guess but this time I’ve got a purpose…sort of. Anyway, I’m having so much fun.
I made a couple of new books this week. They’e different but both pretty awesome.
The one on the left is bound using the Coptic Stitch and on the one on the right I used a piano hinge binding.
Coptic stitch is pretty and tidy.
It also makes this really gorgeous braid that looks like knitting.
One of the best things about it is that it opens flat so it’s great for making art or writing in.
The piano hinge binding, at least the way I make it, is a fabulous chaotic mess.
I used ribbon and skewers and embroidery floss. I let the strings hang out!
Piano hinge also opens flat. I think I require that in a handmade book.
They also play well together. I’d say they both win, but since they aren’t actually competing for anything, that makes no sense. Didn’t stop me from saying it though.