Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Halfway Point

I'm a little late in posting my halfway reflection in Pilgrim. It's hard to believe that 2011 is already half over. It's even harder to believe that I've managed to stick with this project for six months!

Once again, I dedicated a page to my reflections on participating in The Sketchbook Challenge. This time I thought about what has changed since my last reflection at the quarter mark. I think the biggest change has been in accepting that this book is a place for experimentation and I care less than I did before about whether or not I like every page. I also am not as bothered by drips, smudges, and overspray. I'm not as protective as I was in the beginning and now those imperfections just feel like part of the process.

Here is a page that went "unfinished" for quite a while. I've recently been very inspired by street art and graffiti and used that inspiration to add more to this page.

This page started out with inspiration from another one of my book sale finds--a book about Paul Klee--but then it took on a life of its own.

It's done with pencil and gouache over a sprayed background.

I think I would classify this as geometric doodling with gouache.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having an inspiring, art-filled summer.


lori vliegen said...

i hardly know what you say about your geometric doodling......other than, spectacular, magnificent, fantastic......shall i go on?!! truly, truly fabulous!! and i got such a kick out of your reflective comment about're right, it's fun to use, but hard to spell (and at first, i didn't even know how to SAY it!!)! happy sunday, sweet friend! xox

Chel said...

WOW- these pages make my creative spirit jump up and down and get so inspired and run around in little cirles!! It's just all so lovely!

Candace said...

You have so many different styles and influences, so cool. Your book is going to be quite a keepsake.

Jacky said...

Dont you just love gouache Pat! I've been painting with it for about 2 years the deep pigmented colours.
Lovely to find that you use it too.

Jacky xox

ps loving surfing through your posts. So pleased I joined the paper swap and found your blog!