Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Ha Ha!

Many lessons ahead........

I began my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2012 and found out that this may be more challenging than I thought. First, different paper always presents unknowns. Today, I learned that "there are no mistakes" since I sealed the cover and cannot rebind the sketchbook.

For the cover I chose to create a colored pencil drawing on paper and glue it to the cardboard cover. It needed to have some kind of protection and I just happened to have a container of Golden gel medium which I won at the local Golden demonstration. It worked!

Here is the cover; imagine it folded in half:

The theme of the sketchbook is "Along The Line".

I came up with an idea for the title page and that is where the real challenges begin.

I tried some of the Golden acrylic paint to cover up the brown cardboard on the inside. It was rather messy and I managed to get acrylic paint on the cover and the next page :( When I turned the page, I notice that the ink from drawing on the title page came through to the next page :( Okay, now I need to think of a some kind of artistic creation that will cover up the lines and paint.

Yes, I see this sketchbook creating itself as I proceed.

More to follow. Stay tuned!


  1. lovely cover, you've met the challenges creatively so far!

  2. Thanks, Christine!

    Many pages to go.........

  3. Wow, Joanne. It turned out lovely! Good luck with your sketchbook project this year. :) Hugs

  4. Thanks, Sophia.

    It will be a challenge!

  5. Looks wonderful ~ the Sketchbook itself I know is not good quality ~ which why I took it apart and put watercolor paper in ~ just about done ~ You will do fine with it I am sure! Love your style ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) (^_^)

  6. Lovely cover! You'll have loads of fun, relax into it and it will come, my children and I each did one last year - there are no mistakes!

  7. I love your cover! I gave up and changed the paper in mine.

  8. Ooooooh, Did not think of changing the paper in the sketchbook........great idea! I guess I am now committed with the sketchbook as it is.

  9. gorgeous work - that is a beautiful piece for the cover of a sketch book. i love the angle and position of the working hand! really nice! have a grat week!

  10. A beautiful cover and perfect start! Enjoy the journey! POP ART MINIS