Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sketchbook Project: Done!

Mailed off my sketchbook to Brooklyn this afternoon, and I must say that it was tough to let go of. I started off not liking a lot of my pages, but by the end, I had gotten kind of attached to the images. The above four spreads are some of my favorites. I used the Face in the Crowd theme loosely, mostly for inspiration when I got stuck in my stream-of-sketchiness.

Well, if I can keep up the consistent sketching in my very own notebooks, then it'll be a gain for me. Plus, it has been so much fun to participate in the Sketchbook Project along with so many people.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Still sketching away

So, I've been checking out some of the other sketchbook project entries by folks, and I'm impressed. It looks like a lot of people really planned out their narrative. By contrast, mine actually is looking a lot like my other sketchbooks: unplanned, spur of the moment, mixed media, combo of sketching from photos and doodling, some missteps. Guess it's good that variety is the spice of life! Onward through the...blank pages.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More pages for Sketchbook Project

Still figuring out what media works with these thin pages. The JCrew catalog is in shreds for the collage bits (like the top right cardinal). Wish I could use my watercolor paint more, but it's fun to get outside your comfort zone, right?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sketchbook Project: Countdown

So, I've still got a lot of pages to go, and the sketchbook has to be postmarked by Saturday and sent off to Art House Co-op. Also, I'm lukewarm on the 'Face in a Crowd' theme at the moment, but apparently I'm really into dots...who knew?

Monday, January 03, 2011


pulp_white background
Did this in December for a friend's birthday, a friend who's a big fan of the band Pulp and Jarvis Cocker, Brit pop, and chickens. The rest would just take too long to explain.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

ruby crowned kinglet
On this morning's walk at Shoal Creek, I saw two tiny, flitty olive-colored birds with bright patches of red on the back of their heads, like someone had touched them with a paint-covered finger. Turns out that they were ruby-crowned kinglets, and that the red is only apparent when the males are excited. I'm not sure what had them worked up (territory?), but it brightened up my morning.
ruby crowned kinglet