We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.
This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).
I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.
Let’s take a look.
Here’s today’s page spread.
Here are individual views of the pages.
The height of COVID, are those masks having a discussion ?
Wow, if only all those masks could talk, OMG what we would hear.
They look like masks
I thoroughly enjoy the lightness and nature of your art. It seems to come from a place of genuine discovery and pleasure. Wonderful work.
Thank you. Art is my adventure, that is how I would always describe all these years I’ve been doing it!
I love those people!
I like their look too. Once again I wonder where I get some of these ideas all right.
I like the attitude of those oblong people. Embracing possibilities and not being anchored by worries of other’s opinions is very liberating.
This is my dream and goal to work to – listen to my own head. These guys already know that answer, it seems.
I really like those impressionistic trees. They look like they want to be stitched. (K)
I wish I could do it. Or send it to you and see what you would make of it. I love the idea.
I wonder if you could do something like that with your sewing machine.
Ever since I read this comment I have been thinking about it. I have done some stitching on paper, very rudimentary, and it works well. My machine has lots of stitch selection and (head slap) it occurred to me that I could experiment with some of those options and see what happens. Then there is of course the free motion style which gives a looser and less regimented look. I’m mulling this over kind of in the back of my mind…
When looking at both pages together, I see lots of vertical shapes. I think that is sort of an interesting thing with free flow sketchbooks. Sometimes, one thing influences another and it is not even apparent at the time. fun stuff!
You are so right. Even if I do the pages months apart, I often think I am influenced by whatever was next to it (in looking back after I do the page, not while I am doing it). Guess it makes sense, you never know what your mind is taking in.