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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 page turner 52

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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sketchbook page turner 47

art process collage detail orange sketchbook video

I have been practicing book binding methods in 2022. I have made several mini collage sketchbooks from what I learned. I also have this little gem posted for sale here. Included with the mini-book purchase is a 30 minute Zoom (or in-person, if possible) meeting with me. Let's chat! Let's create!

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sketchbook page turner 44

art art process collage sketchbook video

When drawing is just not an option, but making something is necessary for health and joy, try building a collage sketchbook from ephemera.

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