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art process collage drawing painting sketchbook video

In keeping with my last blog post, where I talked about a sketchbook that challenged me, here is a sketchbook that was even more challenging. This book took me years to fill. Not weeks, not months, years. Basically I purchased a sketchbook that I thought I would like and it turned out I hated carting it around. It is a woping 12 x 9 inch heavy weight paper sketchbook. Not one to "waste" supplies I kept at it and finally filled the entire book! Honestly, like so much in life working on something until it feels complete—instead of abandoned—feels so...

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sketchbook page turner 55

art process drawing sketchbook video

I have a sketchbook to share that is different from the ones of the past few years. Typically I have filled a sketchbook almost every month for the past 2+ years and they have mostly been filled with drawings made in a Canson sketchbook using a Unibal pen. All that changed in June of this year when I decided to: take an online illustration class buy a sketchbook designed for illustrators (the paper is slick, made for markers mostly, is very white and a square format)—Illio use color on every page Making these changes made filling a sketchbook take a rather...

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sketchbook page turner 54

sketchbook video

June has been a slow-ish month for me. I have been feeling as though I need a little extra rest. So yes, naps on Sundays! Yeah for that. Along with extra rest has come spending days and hours in my sketchbook, filling pages simply for the joy of moving paint around. This doing joy thing works. Try it! Enjoy sketchbook video number 54!

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made a mini-book

art process collage sketchbook

Hi there! Thanks for taking a quick break to view my art and fun stuff. Today I am sharing images of a tiny little empty book that I made. The fabric came from remnants from a friend who makes quilts. Thank you Sarah Atlee. The inside paper is from cut up grocery bags. The card-stock for the cover was from a cheerios box! Basically a ton of repurposed materials. With glue, scissors, X-acto blades to cut the card-stock, and waxed book binding thread to stitch the signatures together. I ripped the paper in order to have fuzzy textural edges—the inside...

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sketchbook SuzZine

I made more sketchbook and resulting videos than I was able to share in "real time" on this weekly blog. This sketchbook was completed in April 2022, and I am only adding it to my blog now, in June! Enjoy! And, please remember my SuzZine readers ALWAYS see images of my work BEFORE any online sharing of the work happens! Use code: ZINETRIAL for 50% OFF (first issue only).

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