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Backgrounds and What Goes on Top—Another View

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Above: I couldn’t sleep on Thursday night so I threw a couple sheep photos from the Fair up on my computer screen and sketched using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (most of the lines are now obscured) and Stabilo Tones. This journal has pages of Hahnemühle Gutenberg. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

I don’t have a before image of the background only for this page, but I think you can clearly see what was there. It was a completely painted background (I used acrylic inks). Next I took a silver Brilliance ink pad, and rubbed it on the right and left edges of the paper, over a torn mask so there is a soft wavy demarcation. It is most clearly seen at the left of the page spread, working its way up next to the ewe’s face. When the stamp ink was dry I did some outlining with a purple Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen. Next I added a bit of collaged foil paper and a fortune. The last was totally covered by the ewe’s nose, and I didn’t write down what it said before I covered it—something about trying a bunch of things before settling and stability?!

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MCBA Visual Journal Collective: The June Meeting

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Above: After the presentation and discussion we had sketching time. I stepped outside into the parking lot to work on my buildings! Then it was back inside for more discussion. (Here I am being crafty: no way am I going to draw all those cars so I simply stopped my drawing at car height. I used a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen and light washes of Schmincke Gouache.) The scanner clipped off the left and right edges of this spread, but you get the idea. This is the first spread in a new journal, 6 x 8 inches approx. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Fifteen journal artists gave up a beautiful summer evening in Minnesota to share their work and ideas about journaling. Collective member Clare Farrell gave a great presentation on Corita Kent’s art “rules.” She prepared a colored sign for each rule and placed them out on a wide table in front of her as she talked about them.

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Road Trip in Town

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Above: Inside SR Harris Fabrics, the bolts of fabric sitting at one end of one row in this immense warehouse of fabric. My journal was left in the car to avoid loosing it in the store (I only had a small purse with me). I worked in a small soft-covered pamphlet stitched Moleskine. (I carry these for notes like car mileage or prices, or simply to have paper to sketch on and hand to someone else while explaining something to them.) Later these pages were ripped out and glued into me journal with other notes.

There are certain things I’m not allowed to do, all my friends know this. For instance I am not allowed to go to Las Vegas. I don’t have a gambling problem, in fact I don’t even gamble, I don’t get the appeal. (I watch poker games on TV and wonder what all the fuss is about because everyone’s tells make it so uninteresting to me.) I can’t go to Vegas because of the noise, lights, and general commotion. Friends have been, and reported back, that it would be impossible for me to survive there because of the distractions, both bright and sparkly and just plain “normal”—one friend reported back that she was convinced I would be captivated by the door knobs in one casino she visited and never get out of the stairwell.

Fixing Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens!

I just got a note from Roxane in the MCBA Visual Journal Collective alerting me to this video "Sharpen your Pitt Pen." (If the embedded video doesn't work, click on the video title for a link.) In this video the speaker shows how to take a worn fiber tip from the Faber Castell Pitt Artist […]

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