Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sketchbook is winging it's way to Brooklyn, I finally got up the courage :)


Well it is finally done :) I ummmed and arrrred and then Brooklyn art library went and moved the deadline from the Friday to the Monday and my decision was made. I got my finger out and did it. It resulted in some lovely free work. I photographed it and scanned it and then the night before I added to two pages so I colour photocopied it :) So here it is
Front cover - polyfiller and acrylic layers
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3 - drawn with feathers :)
Page 4 - Drawing with spaghetti and ink
Page 5 - scraped acrylic and ink drawings
Page 6 - polyfiller
Page 7 - Stencil stuck to kitchen paper background and biro

Page 8 - Kitchen paper and ink using stencil
Page 9 - Acrylic scraping with oil pastel
Page 10 - Stencil and ink on kitchen paper
Page 11 - Rubbing of stencil and water colour pencils and biro
Page 12 - Stencil and left over kitchen strips - this has been worked into but haven't scanned the photocopy yet
Page 13 - Stitched piece
Page 14 - Stitched piece
Page 15 - Stitched piece - kitchen paper on cotton with stencil in acrylic and biro and stitch
Page 16 - -mono print background with colour pencil and gel pen - see how the deadline encouraged freedom!!!! from here on in
Page 17 - Acrylic scraped paper and colour pencil and permanent pen
Page 18 - stamped page and colour pencil
Page 19 - Stamped page with biro under gesso and acrylic
Page 20 - Aluminium tape and magazine pages under scratched gesso with acrylic.
Page 21 - painted page with ink bob and closing the book technique, I worked more into this page too and will need to scan the photocopy.
I am really happy with it in the end, and to allow it into the world. I found working so quickly and freely a liberating thing and so will try to remember this. I did masses of research on stone inscriptions for this project and kept this in my notebook separately and so there will be more work I think :) Hope you liked it.

10 comments:

jan said...

Love your sketchbook, glad you sent it.

Dotti said...

I'm glad you were able to finish...your project turned out so provocative!

QUILT ROUTES said...

Well done Carol.
It looks fantastic. I love the texture you have got into it.

Sue said...

Bravo, Carol! It's lovely, rich and lively. Well done on completing this project. Squeaked mine in by the skin of my teeth but not very pretty to look at as was mainly words in the end. Glad to have done it, though.

Gina said...

It looks fantastic!

Textile Art Showcase said...

This is brilliant Carol. Fantastic sketchbook work - well worthy of being seen by the world!

material witness said...

Wow! This is gorgeous work. Very inspiring.

Jan said...

Great to see you and your fantastic work back in blogland.
Jan x
ps where's Lynda?

material witness said...

This journal, sketch book is one of the most lovely ones I have seen. What a huge treat Carol. I am so glad you are back on the blog.

Zura said...

oooh page 14 is gorgeous!!