Sketchbook transformed!

sketch after 03072015 Last night, I decided it was high time to un-vanilla-ify my sketchbook.  It was glumly sitting about in a plain brown wrapper, something like this: before 03072015

all sad and blue….so I gave it an inktense border, a midnight blue fabric sky and a full moon with which to play.   Oh, and my signature seagull to make it complete!  Seagulls don’t fly at night, you say?  This one does!  It has magical powerssss, precioussss. What do you all think?  Although I like it, I feel it may lack a bit of punch and pizzazz, you know, the stuff you have in your head when you’re not worn out at the end of a long day and breathing Mod Podge fumes half the night.  🙂   This is my first (feeble) attempt at collage, and I know many of you out there are way better at this than I am, so fire away!  Tell me what it needs. And then we shall dance and sing, for today is Saturday and it is time to PLAY!  Dust off that sketchbook and try something new.   You’ll never get there if you don’t pick up a pencil (paintbrush, pen, whatever) and just DO it.  *flings arty goodness and joy*

34 thoughts on “Sketchbook transformed!

    1. Thanks! So you wouldn’t add anything to it? The bird is actually the backing from the fusible web I cut out to fuse the birds to the freedom quilt series I did. I saved them for all of the birds. I figured they’d come in good for something.

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    1. Thank you! It reminded me of the beach at night (with my magical night-flying seagull included), which for me is the ultimate in soothing. I’m so glad you like it. I’m feeling more confident now. I needed that! 🙂 Thanks.

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  1. It’s amazing how a sketchbook can liven things up with our imagination. It fits perfectly with the idea of a sketchbook being a place to express our views of not only the world around us but how we can remake it within our own minds.

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    1. Thank you, and you nailed it right there. I think that’s why art is so healing and calming for me: it allows me to take a gunky emotion, express it, and turn it into something beautiful. And in that way, we do remake our worlds, don’t we? We really do. Inner and outer. Nice. Thanks for that insight.


  2. I love this, it´s so romantic somehow. 💕 Actually seagulls can be very actice at night, at least here. They love to sail over the spotlights illuminating the old castle on it´s rock. It´s beautiful, the white birds under a black nightsky. Have to take a picture some night.

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    1. Oh Ann, please do. I’ve never seen them fly at night here. That’s not to say they don’t, but I’ve watched at night. Maybe I’ve not been near a post, it’d make sense they’d wanna congregate near light. Thank you, I’m so glad you like it! You’re so lucky if you live in a land of castles. Oh, I wish I did too.

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