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Bracelet Give Away Alert!

Ricë has one of my bracelets up on the give away block! Check it out.

Winner in Friday’s Fabric Give Away

Winner in Friday’s give away.

Fabric Give Away

A fabric give away.

Bookcloth Scraps Giveaway Completed

Drawing for the package of bookcloth scraps completed.

Five Months of Daily Posts

Right: A silver mail box that is actually a holder for a roll of postage stamps. (You unscrew the bottom, put in the roll, and the stamps feed out the mail slot at the top, where on a real post box mail would be inserted.) The quarter is there for a size comparison. Yes it […]

Artists Mining Their Sketchbooks for Inspiration

JanBeaneyLeft: Book 16 in the stitch and embroidery series of Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. (image ©Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn) Click on the image to see an enlargement.  

I love looking at the sketchbooks and journals of other artists. I enjoy seeing how their art materials choices make differences in their art. I always learn something from their use of the page, page spread, or negative space. I am curious to see how some artists go totally visual and others lay on the words. Pattern, color, texture (of collage) all draws me in. I have a sense that I am watching the artist work his way to a conclusion in a very personal dialog. I am intrigued by process.

Attraction to this material causes me to seek out sketchbook facsimilies and other published records. I was thrilled to find the fabric artists Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn.

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