Working in a Series or with a Theme

April 2, 2014


Above: 7 x 9 inch page, Pentel fine-point dye-based Colorbrush Pen with color added with two Bienfang Watercolor Brush Pens. On Japanese notebook paper.

I've written a lot about working in a series or with a theme since I started the blog in 2008.

Basically one could argue that my entire life has been one long series—of journal pages.

But within that main series there are subseries and interests which keep cropping up: dogs, birds (pigeons and chickens most of all). There have been themes related to a mood, thought, or passing fancy. And some themes related to use of media, such as working only with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, or working on a particular paper, and so on.

If you'd like to read more about my thoughts on Thoughts and Serendipity read here.

That post led to "More on the Spatter Dog Theme," which you can read here.

Another sketch that was part of the spatter dog experiments was used for this post on "Dog Days of Summer."

That in turns leads up to "Another Spatter Dog," post here.

Switching topics from dogs to birds I wrote a post about how I picked a theme for a collaborative book exchange project here: "The Start of a Journal Exchange: I Pick a Theme."

And that brings us full circle back to birds so let's do one more, this time with Pigeons: "Mixed Media Play and a GIF Animation Experiment with Pigeons of Course." (Note, I could never get the gif to work within the Typepad environment no matter what I tried, but the "after" is shown below so you'll still see it.)

Happy Leisure Reading!

    • Dana
    • April 2, 2014

    Hey Roz… the “Mixed Media Play and GIF” etc. links to “The Start of a Journal Theme.” I really want to see those pigeons so I’ll give your search engine a try. Yup! Found it!

  1. Reply

    Dana, THANK YOU for the heads up about the mis-applied link. I will fix that right now!.

  2. Reply

    Dana, thanks to you I have fixed it and other less resourceful readers won’t have to dig around for it. Thanks again!

    • Miss T
    • April 2, 2014

    Roz, I so agree with you about B-roll!

  3. Reply

    Thanks Miss T, I thought you would agree, nothing is more perfect from all aspects of visual story telling!

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