Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello 2012!

Happy New Year to all of my friends and followers!

As some of you know, I've been working in an altered book for the past year as part of The Sketchbook Challenge. Although I had hoped to finish it in 2011, I didn't quite get there. I've invested so much time and effort into this book that I want to finish it off properly. I guess it will have to spill over into 2012.

The Sketchbook Challenge is continuing into 2012 and January's theme is Doodling. Since I decided early on that I wanted to keep this book intact without removing any pages, I've kept "bulky" activities like collage, layering, and painting with acrylics to a minimum. That means that it's pretty much filled with doodling. I don't know why, but I really like using the outline of my hands on journal pages. You might recall another page where I traced my hands for last January's theme of Highly Prized. I doodled around these with a light gray marker.

These are some pages that I did last year that weren't necessarily related to any of the themes for 2011. I think they qualify as doodling.

I added some dimensional white paint to this page. I'm not so sure it was a good idea, however, as it makes the pages stick together a bit. On the other hand, I really love the added texture.

Yowza! Doodling to the max.

I used an egg-shaped, hotel coaster to doodle some random shapes on a page. This may or may not be finished.

Working in Pilgrim for an entire year has been both a blast and a challenge. I will admit that I'm ready to close the chapter on this project and move onto some new projects for 2012. I'd like to declare 2012 as the year of the book and try to focus on sketching, journaling, and bookbinding. I hope you'll come along and join me for another year of artful adventures!


donna!ee said...

WOW...really diggin the doodling with the doodling with the added white dots, very cool! thank you much for sharing :)

Jacky said...

Loving all of these doodles....I've done one similar to the egg shape one myself recently. I love how the circles connect and the new shapes that are made.
My journal is carrying through to 2012 too. I go in fits and starts.
Looking forward to seeing more posts of your journal soon.

Jacky xox

upstateLisa said...

i just found your blog and I looooove your work! Gorgeous doodling!

Candace said...

I will be around whether you're doodling, journaling, sketching, bookbinding or whatever! I sure know the feeling of wanting to "close the book" on a project, though. Happy 2012!

lori vliegen said...

your doodling is nothing short of spectacular.....always has been, and always will be!! can't wait to see where your muse takes you this new year!! xoxo

Deborah said...

It's always a delight peeking in your journals, seeing what you're up to, and glimpsing at what's capturing your attention. May 2012 bring lots of wonderful adventures and the doodles to document them.