Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sketchbook work

Abstract Shapes
This weekend I took a bit of a break from my nature mono printing to try something a little different. First of all I was very inspired by some videos I watched of Robyn McClelland. I only recently discovered her and her You Tube channel. She has lots of good ideas but I especially like her idea of creating an art journal and keeping at it every day. She does it while having her morning coffee.

I have never had much luck with art journals. I always start them and then put them aside. But I am going to try and set aside a little time each day to practice ideas that are not really ready for prime time. This spread was one of the ideas. I gel printed the shapes and then cut them up and layered them. I think it is interesting. What I find really interesting is the shape of the page spread. I always work on square panels but these shapes seem to work well in the odd elongated landscape format. As I say, it is practice to do these things and who knows if they will ever make it out of the journal! I can see these at a really large size.

The weather here is starting to cool off slightly. It is mostly noticeable in the early morning. I am looking forward to being able to go outside walking and hiking during the middle of the day!


Gayle said...

Always so inspiring to read your updates. Really appreciate your passing on the link to Robyn McCLelland's YouTube's site. After watching some of the videos, I'm motivated to get back to art journaling again!

elenor said...

I'm glad you are blogging again, Roberta. It is always a joy to see your inspiring work.
Wishing you a good time and looking forward to your next posts

Robbie said...

Beside being "interesting" it's really cool!!!! Just like all of your work!!!