I've been thinking a great deal about the January theme and have decided to create several pages, each with a different subject matter related to our theme. This page has to do with how much I prize the ability to create art.
I spent a lot of time obsessing about the format for my sketchbook pages for this project and decided that I will use a combination of page-types, which will please me when finished, all loose so I can add what I want, and the pages will be dated and stored in a canvas-covered square box that I am in the process of embellishing. I will bind the pages at the end of the project. I am working with 9-inch square pages. I love little square books!
This page was created with watercolor paper which was first printed with procionMX dye using a deconstructed screen printing technique. After the initial print was dry I worked back into the print with more thickened dye extruded through a syringe. Once the page had time for the dye to react I rinsed it thoroughly to remove the soda ash mordant. After the second drying, I used Staedtler triplus fineliner pens for writing. I'm not sure if I'm finished with this page, but I'm happy with it "as is".