inspired by a children's poem on natalie merchant's CD, 'leave your sleep'. the CD is very good and very inspirational. it got me thinking about how many ideas and images there are in children's poems and fairy tales...
gouache, watercolors, pencil, colored pencil, and casein paint in hand book
colored pencil in hand book
and in my 3 1/2" x 5" zecchi journal,
red and green map
i'm painting 'maps'. the zecchi journal appears to be the same as this journal (the sketchbook with 48 sheets). and speaking of journals, i've written to moleskine asking about the carcinogenic plasticizer in the covers thing. a friend sent me an article by someone from moleskine that says they stopped using it in august, 2010. if i hear from them, i'll post their response here.
these are all done on white casein paint that i've tinted with tube watercolors. i'm putting these 'maps' on the backs of all the pages. it's a great deal of fun...
celestial map (for star travelers)
i usually smear soft pastels on the page to get some more color action going. i rub them in well so they don't smear onto the opposite page.
this is a bigger version of the pic in the pogo print above. we went to redding last wednesday, and i snapped *a lot* of pics of mt. shasta coming and going. this was one of the first,
and this was the last...
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“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
~Kurt Vonnegut, via tumblr