Also, I have been in a creative slump, so this adds to my challenge of sketching. Maybe it is the Winter months that are sucking out my creative juices or I might just need a brain rest. But playing with the sketchbook as been fun and I am trying to remind myself that this isn't suppose to be a finished piece of artwork to sell. Which is hard, since I make my money by selling my work and online fiber art classes...so I am always in "create to sell" mode. This project will be good for me to let go and just play.
I have assembled a bag of art goodies that I can drag out with my sketchbook. That way I have all my stuff in one place and I can tote it around with me when I go anywhere. I am bad about buying all the cool art supplies and never using them! I have no idea why I am saving them....
I have a moleskin sketchbook and I painted all the pages that I am going to collage and draw on. (I had to glue pages together so they would be stiff enough to take the paint)
When I was thinking of the January Sketchbook Theme, "Highly Prized" ...I interpreted from where I am right now in my "slump". And I like to use collage in my work, so I am going to be doing a lot of collage in my sketchbooks. (I will probably keep several in different sizes..just to mix it up.)
Here are two images of the same page..one with just the collage and the other with the scribbling added to it.
I use collage to help inspire me in my fiber art and I am hoping that this might turn into a new series. :)
Have fun and I am off to start on February's challenge!