In Context: Sometimes Stories Pop into Your Head…

December 7, 2018
Page in a journal I bound with Arches Text Wove. It’s not a watercolor paper but I enjoy painting on it. With stenciling and collage.

Sometimes something about your source inspiration suggests a story. This can be a pose that a model strikes for you, or a person you see out in public having a conversation you can’t overhear, or a photo inspiration like the type you find on Sktchy. It can even happen when you draw a selfie.

Whenever it happens it’s good to give in and let the idea come out.

One day this fall I was playing around and a little story came out. This Sktchy model just seemed to me like a good witch, who had been asked to solve a problem. 

Go ahead, play. 

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    • Ann Schwartzwald
    • December 7, 2018

    Roz, I very much enjoy your posts! You make me think, you make me laugh, you help me reflect… and I feel such a nice energy, that drawing, sketching, painting become an an immediate impulse and usually a great joy! Thank you!!

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much Ann for this very kind comment. I’m glad the posts have that effect.

    • Paul
    • December 7, 2018

    Ha! Your posts are not only informative but sometimes very funny and entertaining. I LOVE this portrait and your associate musings.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Paul. I am always thinking up little stories. So the journal is a big help that way!

    • Zeke Browning
    • December 7, 2018

    This one had me smiling, Roz. I’ve often thought if a space ship landed and wanted to take me for a ride, I’d go. But, first I’d want them to sign a form that said NO medical experiments and also the ride would be of a duration acceptable to me. Funny, so far they haven’t asked to take me for a spin 🙂

    1. Reply

      I’d have to ask them first if there was paper in space!!!!

  1. Reply

    Roz, I love your art and your blog so much! Adding stories, real or made up, to journal pages makes them so intriguing!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Toni for reading and letting me know you’re enjoying the blog. Have fun in your journal!

    • sandra p mac diarmid
    • December 8, 2018

    I adore it that your kid is alive and kicking and sharing her joy with all of us.. because of you I just started my 12th ‘book of Luc’ my dog.. oh, and all the good art supplies you test and pass on (or off!) are my favorite kick in the pants and I appreciate it so much..I even draw on the brown envelopes I mail out to friends…I love obsessive behavior….heres to all of us… happy holidaze

    1. Reply

      So glad you are still filling books with sketches of your dog Luc! Have a sketch-filled holiday season!

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