Monday, March 07, 2005

Show & Tell

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I just finished No.8 of my "Show & Tell" pages. Here you see No. 1 thru No.4.
It all started about 2 years ago. I began by taking 2 sheets of 9 x 12 Aquaelle Arches watercolor block pages and covering them with inkwashes, drawings, collage and whatever I had laying around in my studio and on my art table. I call them "Show and Tell" pages because they contain many pieces of art or sketches left over after I finish projects. I'm "showing" the ideas I started with and I'm "telling" by writing my thoughts down. Since I started, I've added all kinds of embellishments and textures. I just love eyelet setters for poking holes and dangling cards and tags with more ideas on the page. The thing is, I keep doing these "Show & Tell" pages because I can... because I have lots of ideas and I need a place to put them. Whenever I finish one, I think "that's it, I'm done" but I can't seem to loose interest in the process.

I'll scan some of the inside pages if anyone's interested in seeing more of this kind of stuff.


Maggie said...

I love these, please do post some pictures of the insides of them. They are like mini-sketchbooks of just a few pages. Neat way to explore a single idea or a number of small ones.

Dawn said...

Yes, I'd love to see the inside of them. What you describe reminds me of the way many of my journal pages are done using whatever happens to be on my worktable that day.