Tuesday, 28 June 2011

SKETCH BOOK

There must be something in the air, perhaps it is the closeness of the summer holidays, the ever changing air temperature or just inevitable cyclical change, but I am having the same conversation with friends about how difficult it is to get down to work at the moment.
So this morning with determination and after 2 cups of coffee I strode out to the shed to work in my sketch book. A few weeks previously when I have been feeling even less motivated I worked on empty pages putting in random acrylic and magazine transfers, the technique my daughter taught me.

Then a couple of weeks ago I went through the transfers making them bird shaped using white paint.

And today I have spent several hours with ink, paint, bleach and

gum arabic transfer working into the pages.



As you can tell some have worked better than others, but more to the point I am now up and running again. By the way, it is not a spiral bound sketch book, that is the gum arabic transfer image. I am looking forward to Thursday when I can again spend the whole day playing with ideas.











10 comments:

Gina said...

The transferred images look terrific Sue (no idea how you do them, mind you!)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This does get one's creative juices flowing!

sukipoet said...

gorgeous notebook pages for sure.

Menopausalmusing said...

Oh my, but that bottom one is a beauty!........... I have clicked on it several times to look closer.

Jill said...

Wonderful pages, thanks for the reminder that 'doing something' is the best way to get the inspiration up and running.

Maggi said...

Terrific pages.

RHIANNON said...

love the look of the sketch book pages. How do you do the magazine transfers?

Ulrike said...

What beautiful work!

Printed Material said...

Great pages. You were industrious! Even I did some work after that phone call. I am drawn to that orange. I fancy doing something in orange teamed with sugar pink... perhaps not. Talk again soon. x

Joanna said...

Oh my, these are wonderful. The transfers are SUPERB, I love how they've all turned out. Haven't heard of gum arabic transfers before.......