'Boo', mixed media, 3 by 5 ins., index card journal.
This is the first page of a new journal I started today. Size is 3 by 5 ins., which is small enough to do a page quickly when you haven't time to get involved in a bigger lay-out.
I bought the journal on Saturday: a collection of 100 index cards joined at the top left hand corner by a metal ring so the pages can swing open easily. The pages are fairly light weight, so I reinforced the back of this page with a layer of tissue paper glued with acrylic medium, in a papier-mache technique.
The ghost is a doodle from my sketchbook. The owl is a stamp which I also got on Saturday. I am getting in the mood for Hallowe'en.
I also got a book on female artists, whose works I hope to explore online... soon.
One interesting artist is:- Paula Rego
I loved her painting: 'The artist in her studio' 1993, which was in the book,
The book I bought was called: 'DANGER! Women artists at work', by Debra N. Mancoff. Merrel Publishers, 2012.
It would be interesting to do some journal pages, or full-size paintings, on similar themes to those in the book. Perhaps it will provide a springboard for my own ideas to develop in new directions.
We shall see.