Saturday, November 29, 2008

Something Old

I posted some old pages from my sketchbook to an art group the other day & folks seemed to get a kick out of them.

The sketchbook is a big black hardcover book that I kept blank for years because I didn't want to "mess it up". I guess I was waiting until I had some divine inspiration.

One day I picked it up & thought it might stay blank forever, so I just started putting in random doodles, recipes, stickers, clippings, paintings, etc... I often draw comic characters that I find interesting, so you may recognize a familiar face or two.

Sometimes a page is completed over a period of several years. I don't plan the pages, I just work as I feel inspired.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

WTJ: Collect The Stamps Off Of All Your Mail

... I always save my old stamps for art projects, so this was an easy page for me to complete.

The stamps used on this page represent a sampling from the past few years.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WTJ: Color Outside Of The Lines

... and that is exactly what I did - using randomly selected colored pencils.

I think the point of the exercise was to be sloppy on purpose. Oops! Here I am still being neat about it. However, I did follow the directions.

I am starting off pretty easy here. I think I will progress into the more destructive stuff later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WTJ: The Beginning

I just picked up my very own copy of Wreck This Journal.

I know that I am in for an unusual journey, so I am going to document my progress through the journal here.

If you are not familiar with the book, read some of the reviews at Amazon or check out this Flicker group or visit