Here are a few pictures of what I’m doing with the sketchbook . From this post you saw that I’m using thicker watercolor paper and cutting it down to size. Then I’m gluing the finished piece into the sketchbook. I will be alternating the pages. In other words, every other page will have the watercolor paper drawing. The extra piece of paper is glue stick’d (is this a word?) to the back of the page with the watercolor drawing. So, even though the book has 40 pages, I will only have 20 pages of drawing. With the other 20 glued to the back side of the previous page. I’m rambling here…..it’s just hard to explain, but super simple to show you.
From the drawings inspired by Flickr, I re-sized the jpeg down, printed it on photo paper and pasted it to the opposite page of the drawing. Here I will credit the photographer and add an “artsy” touch of writing or doodling. I’m going to slow-journal or play with different writing styles to add some interest. This should be fun, and force me to stretch my alpha-hand.
Just another view of the pages so far.
If any of you are still wondering….”should I sign up for this project?” or…..”where will I find the time?” or…. “I want to but..”, I urge you to read this post at Abundance Blog by Marelisa that I came across today, titled “How One Hour a Day Can Change Your Life”. She says it much better than I can, and she’ll get you thinking about how you manage your time, it’s worth the 4 minutes to read it. You have until October 31st to sign up. Just click on the Sketchbook Project image on the right side bar to go to their site.
I physically started this project after my vacation, on August 8th. I’m now on my 7th page. I was pretty hesitant at first, but it’s moving along as it should. At a pace I’m comfortable with. Some days I have more time to work on it than others, but it has not been OVERWHELMING at all. Baby steps……b.a.b.y…s.t.e.p.s…..
And here’s just a little peek at the 7th page. I won’t tell you anymore, because I want you to come back and find out later. This one won’t be done until I return. Unfortunately I will be traveling out of town to attend a loved ones Funeral. Ironically, this picture fits because it looks like she’s ready to cry.