Revisiting a Journal Superstition: Working on One Page at a Time

March 28, 2014


Above: Sketches made in the dentist's office while I was waiting for CR to have his teeth cleaned. Staedtler Pigment Liner (.1) with Daniel Smith watercolors, on Gutenberg paper in an 8 x 8 inch (approx.) handmade journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. I was going to write something about the day in the space on the recto page, but CR came out before I could finish; and there wasn't a moment's quiet until midnight to write anything. By then too much had happened. Turn the page and move on. (Because some people always ask, and because I happened to know exactly what happened during this time period, the church sketch was 20 minutes, the couple were 25 minutes, and the snow pile at the top right was less than 5 minutes.)

One of my most popular set of posts is "Journaling Superstitions." I've got over a dozen of them posted on the blog and most are linked to the category "Supersitions" if you want to keep reading about them. (There was some misnumbering over time and I think some repetition of numbers that's why I can't tell you an exact total of how many are posted.)

I have more that I've been writing, so it's something you'll see in the future after The Hiatus. 

And yes, because someone is always asking (thank you for all your notes on these), I am collecting them and at some point hope to put them in a book. We'll see. But for now you can revisit: Journaling Superstions #6: You Must Stay on One Page Per Journal Entry.

Notice how I managed to get snow piles on both pages of this spread? 

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    • Miss T
    • March 30, 2014

    I love those sketches, Roz. You said a lot with the gestures of the people. They work very well with the building and the snow pile. Subtle and wonderful.

  1. Reply

    Thanks Miss T. It was fun to sit there and just sort of relax and not worry about anything. The drive home sucked however!


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