Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mini-Journal 03


Mini-Journal 03

My task was to use a portrait that I had made.  Going through my sketchbooks I found a contour drawing of a gentleman that I liked.  I reduced it to fit and then I had to decide what to add to the other side of the spread.  You see how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Mini-Journal 02


Mini-Journal 02

The mini-journal when closed is 4.5 x 5.5 cm and each spread is 7.5 x 5.5 cm.  Working tiny is a challenge.  Finding ephemera that works takes the most time.  In this spread we were tasked with adding a ribbon in the spread.  I used Posca pens for paint.  

Monday, October 26, 2020

Mini-Journal 01


Mini-Journal 01

At the beginning of October I began a workshop on mini-journal making by Roxanne Coble.  I must say it is one of the best online workshops I have ever taken.  Roxanne is very organized and an excellent instructor.  She developed the workshop around in-person workshops that she had given and I must say that I felt like I was in an in-person workshop online.  Roxanne has about a dozen videos in the workshop. I love listening to her voice.  It is very soothing and the techniques that she uses are just plain fun.  She gives demonstrations and talks about her choices throughout each video.

In this first spread of eight we were tasked with creating a spread with a quote in mind.  My spread represents the Sandman.  Something that I had never thought about is that the Sandman actually never sleeps.  How could he as he is busy putting everyone to sleep as day becomes night around the world?   He is chasing the 24 hour clock.  Hence my NOT!

It is not too late to take the workshop if you are interested.  Here is the link.....

Sunday, October 25, 2020

52 Pickup No. 2 - 102, 103, 104


This is the last of the 52 Pickup Series number 2.  I have another 52 Pickup to share but will share other series first. Stayed tuned for the 52 Pickup Detective/Crime Series in the new year.  I tend to take an idea and go with it for a period of time.  That is what happened with the 52 Pickup.  They were so fun to make and so I kept making them over a two year or so period.  Originally I think Seth Apter did not think of these cards as being two-sided.  Maybe he did, I can not remember for sure.  However, since they became a sort of obsession I just did both sides hence the 104 cards.  Sometimes I even did the Jokers.

Tomorrow I debut my new obsession. :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2020

52 Pickup No. 2 - 99, 100, 101


For those of you mailing in your ballot you can check to see if it has been received.  You can also check to see that it has been accepted.  Being accepted means that the signature was verified.  I can now relax as both were accomplished.  So like the guy in the middle card above, I can sing out for this election cycle.

Friday, October 23, 2020

52 Pickup No. 2 - 95, 96, 97, 98


Where did this week go?  I am finding that my days are full and that each day goes quickly.  I have enough to keep me busy and I am never twiddling my thumbs.  I hear that many are having trouble with so much time at home.  For me, I am getting use to the routine.  There was no use fighting it because I decided I had to follow guidelines so I did not get sick.  I am relieved that most people I see out when I do go to the grocery store or pharmacy are following guidelines.  It startles me when I see someone who does not have a mask on.

We are nearing the end of the 52 Pickup Series.  Just a couple of more days.  I have another series of 52 but I will wait awhile before debuting it.  It is time for something new and different.  Guess what?  That is coming!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

52 Pickup No. 2 - 92, 93, 94


I like returning to these cards once I have uploaded them in preparation for publication on this blog.  I really do not spend any time thinking how one card goes with another card when I organize them.  So today when I looked at them I see that all images have someone playing a musical instrument.  I like when this happens. :-)