Above: Spread from my handbound 6 x 8 inch journal using Gutenberg. Staedtler Pigment Liner (with watercolor on the verso page). Some text obscured for privacy. Edges of the spread clipped because the book is just slightly too large for my scanner, but I wanted to get it in one scan!
This is one of several page spreads from my end of year journal that I haven't posted yet. I propose to do so in the next week or so.
During the final week of the year I was out and about a lot and often sketching. At the 90th birthday party for Dick's mom my eye was caught by the shadows of the wreath hanging on the wall, and the shadows on the woman's shirt, so I sketched while everyone ate and chatted, then I ate my soup and salad. It always seems to end up right for time. The column of text was written before everyone else arrived and as I started sketching the man's head I decided that he wasn't interesting enough to work on over the text. I got back to that shadow. On the right I had a great regular visit to the dentist. Dick had dropped me off so I used my extra time to sketch.