The Play Journal #7

"There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography
are in yourself, for what we see
is what we are."
Ernst Haas

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I did the above two pages earlier this year, but I don't think I've shared them. It's actually very hard to keep track of what I've posted and not posted! The pages were stitched, then I used frisket {a type of masking fluid} to draw the doodles and words and then painted the pages.

Just posted a video showing how I added inky doodles to a base of gouache using a dip pen and india ink. 

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Playing with the core ideas of concentric circles and rainbows.

I'm back to this journal like mad and really dig the landscape format. I mean square is cool and all that, but really super duper landscape is intriguing and gives you so many options for composing your work, whatever that might be. 

The nature of art-making for me involves a lot of switching between journals, between mediums, between projects. This journal is the best of both worlds - working loose with flexibility and knowing that it will all fit together in the future. The journal dimensions are 11x7" closed. It's not yet bound so I don't have any fancy photographs of stitchery to share!