Friday, December 24, 2010

Sketchbook

Happy Holidays to everyone regardless of what you celebrate.

I have a sketchbook that I put things in when I see a new technique. It is a place to save the idea for a time that I want to use it in something.
This shows using motifs off napkins. They really have beautiful parts even if it is sometimes a challenge to figure out how to isolate the bit you want to use.

In this one I tore through a page to show the photo on the page before it. It's the negative of the mushroom photo I took years ago and keep going back to use. The torn window seemed more in keeping with mushrooms than a nicely cut one would.

Here is an interesting edge created by using a rubber stamp along the edge and then cutting along the stamped lines. Not all stamps work.

I'm looking forward to taking part in http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/  When I work in a sketchbook, I enjoy it and like to look back at what I did, but I need the push.

6 comments:

Miriam Weaver said...

Happy Holidays to you too! I have been following your blog for a while but I don't think I've commented before. I thought it was about time I said hello! I think your sketch book is lovely.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

cook sketchbook pages Sandy, I especially like that last one.

Gina said...

I like your sketchbook pages; great inspiration for the upcoming challenge. I too need that push. Happy Holidays to you too!

Dotti said...

I'm on the same 'page' as you...which is why I joined in on the challenge too! See you there!

Jennifer said...

love your sketchbook .it's a masterpiece ..
brilliant ideas--

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alex said...

What a wonderful idea and Keep posting your great work inspiration for the upcoming challenge.
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