Monday, 28 October 2013

art journals can be teeny-tiny too

'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.

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