Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another Layer

Here's yet another layer on one of the pages in my sketchbook. I have pretty much been working on it non-stop. My desk is a mess of paper bits that I keep shuffling and reshuffling as I add more and more to the pages. The real trick is working in all the cool elements I pulled from my stash.

I think when the pages are completed, before I sew them into the cover I am going to colour copy them and put the copies together in sketchbook form so I have one to keep for myself. It will make letting go of the original easier.

 These are the books from my personal library that I've been thumbing through off and on for inspiration.

 I picked this one up in the winter on Granville Island, thumbed through it and had to have it. I love the style of Sabrina's pages-very simple, but so interesting and effective. I like the deliberate messiness of it. Sometimes less is more.

 I got this one at Artfest the last time I went. It's got tons of ideas and articles in it about creating visual journals. There are sample pages from a variety of artists included. It's a great book to have on hand.

I ordered Teesha's 4 book set of her journal pages. Sometimes more is more! I love the colours she uses on her pages and I look at these over and over and over. Pure eyecandy!

I think I'm going to have to set the Sketchbook aside for a few days. I have another project with a deadline looming, that I've barely even started. {shh!} I need to figure out what I'm doing with it and get moving! Sometimes it's hard to set aside something I am inspired to work on, to work on something else that needs doing, but c'est la vie! Hopefully I can move through that project fairly quickly and get back to my sketchbook soon!


Pilar said...

I definitely think you should scan or make copies of this sketch book. The colors are so luscious and your packed full of your beautiful essence. I am so proud of you for undertaking this very special endeavor. Your work will add so much to this project.

Susan said...

Very cool pages, Lelainia!

Anonymous said...

Your sketchbook is looking great! I keep thinking I want to sign up for this project but time is much to sparse these days. I can't wait to see more pages.

liz elayne lamoreux said...

love these glimpses into your world and what you are creating. wishing i could come over and play.

Carol Browne said...

It is looking SO beautiful! I don't think I could part with it, either. But I like your solution. That's a great idea!

greta ann said...

beautiful work! a great idea to copy it before sending it off...
am also reconsidering joining the project now that you've got me addicted to sewing paper!