Left: Quick sketch of Alan Cumming (host on Masterpiece Mystery). 11.5 x 16.25 inch Fabriano Recycled Drawing. Pentel fine-tipped ColorBrush with pigment black ink. Broad, light washes of gouache made with a triple- and quadruple-loaded 3 inch brush (1-inch flat used for background). The image doesn't have anything to do with IFJM—I was just up late one night last week and wanted to sketch and paint but didn't want to get out new paint or other brushes so I took a 3 inch flat and stroked it over a full line of filled pans in my gouache box and then painted, sometimes with the full brush, sometimes just with an edge and whatever color happened to be there. Why? Just 'cause.
Crazy times here.
I want to post this week because so much is happening. But at the same time a lot is in limbo.
This week I decided to post some of my favorite experiments from the past several weeks (maybe months).
In the meantime I'll work like crazy on getting out of limbo. I hope to have concrete updates next week.
I also wanted to take a moment to encourage you to tune into a second webinar about International Fake Journal Month (IFJM) with Diane Gibbs of Design Recharge.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:30 CST.
I couldn't find the link for you to sign in while I was "pre-writing" this post. But I wanted you to at least mark your calendars. Please check back for the link. I hope to have it by Tuesday. I'll also post it on Facebook.
You may remember with the last talk we ran out of time before we got to say much about IFJM. Well we'll make a point of hitting the key details this time. There is still an opportunity for you to join in, in fact you can participate at any point in April, though if you want to get some useful insights 2 weeks is about the minimum participation I'd recommend. You can read more about International Fake Journal Month here.
Whether you keep a fake journal in April or not I hope you'll join in the discussion and see what it's all about. It might help you take a closer look at your own journaling process.