Tag Archives: collage

New sketchbook!

openboundsketchbookWhat is more fun than getting new art supplies? I bought a new sketchbook to keep in my car this week. It looked like this:

Pretty boring, even for my car scribble sketchbook. I thought about sketching something cool on it but didn’t want it to become too precious since this one really does get scribbled in. Gluestick and magazine clippings to the rescue!

Now it looks like this:

sketchbookcoversketchbookspineI may add more to it as I use it but now it is much more me.

Altering Mona

The Three Muses challenge this week is Altering Mona. I wasn’t going to participate because I didn’t want to use printouts or do digital, but last night I remembered that I had a large picture of Mona Lisa in my junk mail folder, courtesy of the History Channel. I dug it out (it was from 2006!) and it was just the right size to decorate a manila folder so I pulled out some more junk mail and gave her a little makeover. The folder is a little bigger than my scanner but you can see most of it.

Mail Art for Three Muses

This week’s Three Muses theme is mail art, to be interpreted as we want. I thought I’d decorate the envelope for mailing my Helping Hands for Japan entry but it seems I am out of envelopes. I wasn’t in the mood for postcards, so I grabbed a folder and challenged myself to decorate it with one piece of junk mail. I used a pamphlet featuring interviews with local health professionals and lots of ads for local businesses. A purple watercolor crayon, a black scribe all pencil and a white Sharpie paint pen add details. Click the image to enlarge it so you can read the text, please.

Speaking of Helping Hands, I’ll post mine here tomorrow.  It’s not too late, if you want to send in one or two yourself. She needs them by May 4.