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. My sewing machine. And a grandmother and her granddaughter outside on a snowy night.
Here are individual views of the pages.
If you have any questions as to the materials or techniques I used, let me know. I love to answer questions!
Here’s a project I did in 2001-2002 that I had forgotten about. Now, here in 2022-2023, I will take a trip down memory lane and show it to you, once each month.
Why this schedule? Because it is a calendar. For 2003.
I made three of these – one for my son, one for my parents, and one for my husband. It’s the last one that I am showing to you. They were all alike except for the covers.
I hoped this calendar could be a small record of a certain time in our family. I do not know if my son still has his version, and my parents now are dead and their things scattered and gone, but here is the one we still have at our house, a voice speaking up again from the past.
If you want to know more about this calendar, look here.
Here is the collage image I used for the month of February, 2003. It’s called “February Haven” and was 11″ x 14″. It depicts The Quadrant, a coffee shop/bookstore in Easton, PA, where I spent a lot of time during this time in my past, including having a couple of art exhibits in their upstairs gallery space.
Here is the page in the calendar.
As for the notes, #1, I love Valentine’s Day and making and sending cards. #4. We had large gardens at this house and enjoyed planning and planting. #10. I love playing double (or triple or quadruple) solitaire.