Friday, November 16, 2012

WIP - Work in Progress........


It's been a busy week, but I'm working on journal pages.....with no single theme!  It seems pretty random to me, we'll see where it takes me.  Right now, we are between fresh lettuce and please be seated with some of my thoughts on creativity thrown in, hum!  Sometimes it is better NOT to over analyze and this may be one of those times.

IMG_3462 A friend gifted me with some walnut ink that she made!  The background is wet gesso spread over the page and sprayed with walnut ink and blended with a credit card.  In real life, the color is closer to the brown on the left side than the gray on the right.



I had some fun gluing on cardboard and pieces of paper and tissue paper. 

I used India ink and correction pen on the lettering, with touches of Pitt pen and pencil. 

I think this side looks close to finished!









The fun is in the details!  I've, also, sprayed it several times with diluted walnut ink that created the speckles and splotches you can see here.





This page really has some blank spots....I like my chair drawing just not sure what to do next.  I started out by asking myself that question at the top of the page, above the tape measure.........."where do we go from here".






It's fun to look at these pages close up, the small details show up so much better.

I drew this chair for the purpose of carving a stamp with this design.  So, I'll be carving a stamp and finishing this page this weekend. 

Hope you have a good weekend and are able to include some time to create!


Halle said...

I love random...its the way I work best.
no theme...crazy randomness.
Love the turquoise with the grey/brown.

elle said...

The details are amazing. I really like the bits of bright white on the more subdued pages. Almost blingy but not. The chair stamp will be very cool. I do like this, Jan.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore that chair. And that lettuce looks really impressive. I enjoyed seeing this random process. I seem to get hung up on precision.

Janet Joehlin said...

Wow! What an honor to be put on your blogroll! That is so incredibly sweet of you! Thank you! And I Love your chair! I can't wait to see it as a stamp! I love your work! Beautiful! I love the total randomness....I can totally relate! {{hugs to you}}

Teddi said...

i really like this! good use of white space to make your images stand out. well done. :)

Julie said...

I think my creativity has run away!!! As always I sure love seeing all of yours! Great pages!!!

Dianne said...

Great pages! I think 'embracing randomness' is a good idea...that chair and 'please be seated' are so fun! have a wonderful holiday my dear.

Lynn Holland said...

Would love you to add your sketchbook pages to SKETCHBOOK FRIENDS
Lynn :)