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Book Art Handcrafting Artists’ Books
I purchased a book on artists’ books by Dorothy Krause and I really enjoyed looking at it. The photos are inspirational and the techniques covered I had already done in the past for different projects, but the instruction was easy to understand. This time I wanted to start and finish a project for me. This book will be the base of inspiration for my artist book, and I think I shall gift it to my brother who I miss this pandemic has been the impetus for isolation of all sorts, and the act of giving in any form can only add to one’s emotional well-being.
The photographs are exquisite there are many examples to peruse and I can’t say enough about this book. I bought it for a couple dollars a real steal, and I’m having a good feeling that what comes of it is going to be something exciting. I just took a Domestika course by Susanna Domínguez Martín on the same subject matter how to create something that will house your art project in a way that will conserve it and present it adequately.
I decided I would start an abstract watercolor and use collage, and letter art to express myself. I have been doing junk journals for awhile now and I wanted to work on something that will encourage me to experiment and free myself. Sometimes I’ll find artist block comes for me when I’ve been creating but it feels more like work and not play. So I thought I would bring you along on my journey until it’s completion. It’s been along while since I’ve blogged and I do miss it!
I decided I would start with an imagined landscape using Prima pan watercolor set ‘Currents’ a lovely set of marine colors. I may or may not use Tracie Fox’s digital kit ‘wallpapers’ as collage materials and some vintage pages from a 1965 (my birth year) American College dictionary. I haven’t worked with sumi in a long long while so I’m thinking of bringing my paintbrush “Bobosoy” and my ink out. Old friends i haven’t played with in a long while.
I think that is a good start, and I’m excited enough to share my triumphs and pitfalls with you all. So onward George let’s play.
If interested there are more photos on the website. Be safe. Peace to all
I found the picture of the horse first. I loved the look of Japanese drawing, and woodcut its dramatic and it calls out me. How to present it..that didn’t come as easily. Do you ever just spend hours just staring at a piece wondering..where it’s going to go? Whatever it was had to have a fragment of vintage Japanese fabric from the pile of scraps.
Something masculine, something strong. I think it’s ultramarine blue deep, camel, black and taupe as close as I could guess. Some rice paper, texture, calligraphy, and one thing leads to another. Horse portraiture or still life’s in Japanese culture made sense horses were popular in art as in life. Equally necessary in the military as for the aristocracy in the area of horse polo and hunting. 🧐 hmm i need to know more. 😝 Salutations stay safe.