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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A New Book Just To Play In



In my last post I mentioned that I had a new sketchbook that I have been having fun with. 

It is a smallish book that I made, 
and is bursting with pages ready for creative play.


I tea stained the pages before putting the book together. 
I decorated a few pages a bit using my typewriter and some handcarved stamps.

I also decided to make some pages smaller then others.... this may have been a mistake. 


Some of the pages turned out so beautifully just as they are
that I may have a hard time adding to them.



My plan is to add little bits of paper or stamps or ink or paint
that I am using in different projects, 
or that are on my desk and I don't want to throw away.

Once the bits are added I will go back in
with pen or pencil or paint or paper to complete the page.


I never know who will come to play. 

This page has a small page on the right hand side. 


Which means I need to keep the colour and bits at the top and bottom
of the larger page in mind as I create the next page
..... this is okay, just a bit more difficult. 

This project has been inspired by many different creations I have seen online,
such as the amazing sketchbooks of Lynne Hoppe
and the whimsical work of Judy Shreve

And even though I have only completed four pages so far,
I can't believe how much fun I am having. 

20 comments:

  1. Everything about this journal is wonderful. I'm in awe of how you tea-stained the pages.

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  2. kim, this is the smile-makingest post!!! now you're making *me* wanna go play!! i am absolutely honored to have been any kind of inspiration, and it couldn't mean that more...

    what kind of paper did you use in the book? it's sooo gorgeous...

    xoxo

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    1. Hi Lynne - go play! and so glad I made you smile.
      I used 90 lb cold press watercolour paper.... I think.....

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  3. I'm loving all your bunnies!! Great art journal - you are so talented!!

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  4. These pages are so beautiful and I am completely inspired to start something similar myself. It looks such fun. I do hope you'll continue to share with us as the book develops.

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  5. This post is just fabulous - your book is amazing - but your artwork is truly inspirational. I love your color palette and all the fun images on each page. And thank you for including me in the whimsy! Makes me smile!

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  6. Kim, your book and the art in it is simply FANTASTIC. I didn't mean to shout, but it is!

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  7. playful it is and very beautiful !!, makes me want to make a book too, very inspiring Kim;

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  8. Oh my! Kim. this book is so magical. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

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  9. This is stunning. It already feels like it is brimming with creativity but I look forward to seeing more pages filled!

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  10. and some playing! oh, lovely, kim, so ethereal to me... n♥

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  11. I really enjoyed your idea of ...play..

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  12. Popped over from a link on Fb and I am SO glad that I did! This book - the pages - are pure delight!! I look forward to seeing more, as a new follower.
    Off to tell my friend about you now :o)) x

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  13. It's fantastic, in so glad my friend Twinkle sent me the link. I can see a few other friends here as well.
    Just the construction of the book had me without looking at your illustrations

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  14. Just beautiful! I've found you via Seth Apter, and so pleased to be here.

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  15. Lovely and inspirational! I love your drawings!

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  16. gorgeous nature inspired art journal. loved discovering your playfulness via lynne hoppe.

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