Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bridie's Book

I really love the variety of books that are coming my way this round. Bridie's book is really tiny and really dainty and something about the size and the colors she picked for the cover made me wanted to make stuff that's dainty and tiny. it was really neat to finish working in it really quickly.
Ned has the flu, and he's been sleeping for like 20 hours a day for a couple of days, so I had a lot of drawing times, but my brain wasn't really in it, because it was on all the things that he couldn't take care off.
Somehow, before I even picked a topic, I filled in on my pages, and also, I think I messed up and did one page too many.

This page was for one of the challenge groups me and Steve are in, which I also recommend everyone who wants to draw all the time, but sometimes need a prompt or a nudge. The word of the day was migratory birds.

This was a combination of 2 words from another group, I made a really dumb mistake here (as I said, free time, no brains) The words were fungus and Hearth goddess, which I misread as Heart goddess. I only noticed my mistake after the drawing was almost done.

This is the half page, it was also for the second challenge group. The word of course was Kali.

And in the pocket - yet another challenge, for the first group. The word was "Art Nouveau", which is one of my favorite period in art. But somehow this little horse paper doll came out more Scandinavian style.

Hopefully Ned will be all better and my brain be all back by the next book I get.

Monday, April 3, 2017

In Aya's Book (Feb-2017)

Hi all - starting with the 1st book I had (Aya's) during February.  Didn't realize we had this forum until last week.  I will catch-up...

This space/cat is the 1st full-page I finished. 

I tried be be intentional with my color choice on the facing page  in hopes of tying it all together a bit. 

I then opted to write a repeated phrase ("We all take so much for granted.") extracted from my writing to fill the the negative space around incredible rabbit Aya left for me on the collaborative page.  

Next as an homage to a great sketch Aya did of the legendary Judith Butler which she posted on Instagram, I took a turn trying to do my own.  The prelim sketch was pretty wonderful; the finished project is a bit off - my portrait skills are in need of further honing.  Anyhow, if you don't know Judith's brilliant work on gender theory, do check it out! 

On International Women's Day I did another homage of sorts, to the pop-wonder known as the pussy-hat and to as many creative inspirational women I could think of.  Did I miss one of your favorites?

Lastly, I drew the banner above and added my own text: "You find comfort in measurement." to it as a prompt for Ballookey to finish.  

So happy to join your great project...I look forward to seeing each of your work!