This blog is really a journal of my journey into the world of art.
I have no formal art training and have not done much more than doodle since I was a kid. But I am learning that art is an important aspect that has been missing from my life.
Thanks to some wonderful extremely artistic friends in the fountain pen world and on Twitter I have begun this journey - thanks, Mia, for insisting that everyone is an artist!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
What did you do for New Year's Day?
I made a sketch book. It has six, six page signatures of Strathmore Artagain black 60 lb paper. I used the cardboard backing from the pad of paper for my covers. On the front I glued a card that I received from fellow blogger, Jackie, over at Journals and Letters and on the back the folder for a set of cards called Deep Purple. Both Jackie's card and the set came from Heron Dance Studio. The stitch is a coptic stitch/curved needle. Making this book was really much easier that I expected and gives me the confidence to venture forward. Happy New Year everyone.