Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shiny new traveling artbook


A group of us are involved in a new traveling sketchbook - which is so much fun/work/challenge to be involved with - here is the front and back of my first page for my book. This then travels to 9 other artists around the world and finally makes it way back to me reading for binding.



Page 1 took me hours and hours to do. Detail work on the design, metallic foil application, painting etc. It was peaceful work and I enjoyed it.

Page 2 on the other hand was a 10 minute blast with watercolor crayons. I like it also, love those crayons and plan to do more with them.


Enjoy your day. I live in Massachusetts, where the voting will be hot and heavy today!!!

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am sad I am not participting in another book right now but happy that I will get to see all of the pages which will be great inspiration. I bet you will have a sticker that says "I voted" before too long. It will be interesting to see what happens.

studio lolo said...

I just love how the first half of the fish is in color and the rest isn't. I had to enlarge it so I could get lost in the magic of it all!!

The softness and contrast of the other medium is a perfect choice. Wow Mim!!

ArtistUnplugged said...

Love the book pages!!! Enjoyed the "tail" of the wetsuits, ha! Gorgeous photos, also enjoyed reading of your DH's relationship with MM....miss you, always enjoy your art! I am closely watching your famous state today!

Bea said...

What a joyful book. I envy the person that gets to open it up and art in it. :)Bea

Lynn said...

Love hearing the details about your process on the front page Mim. Glad you shared that here.
Yes, this is a great group of women artists and our books will be terrific.

PRAYING for the right vote to come out of MA today! Dear God PLEASESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE we NEED Health Care Reform!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the demorcratic vote in the Senate! Oy Please!

Mary said...

i'm in mass. too and it's a lonnnnnggggg day ;-) love your pages!

soulbrush said...

looking goood here mimsie.

Baino said...

Ahhhhh now it makes sense. I was wondering how the book thing worked. What a great idea! Makes me wish I could draw!

Michele said...

Tell me more about the watercolor crayons. They sound like so much fun and something I might actually be able to creative something with! Where does one buy them, etc. Thanks.

Renee said...

It looks amazing Mim.

xoxox

Teri C said...

Oh Mim, each page is beautiful and creative. I'll be happy to watch the progress.

Caroline said...

Gosh Mim, you're really on a roll with these arty books now!! I shall be watching the progress and hope to join in another time again. Great patterns in the top piece and super intense colours in the 2nd!