(Scenes from my seventh (full and complete) art journal).
I began working in this journal (constructed using Teesha Moore's method, which I love) on September 24, 2009 and finished it last night, March 13, 2010; it contains approximately 24 page spreads (depending on how you count - hee hee, welcome to "Jeannine Math").
I used a lot of black and white photocopies in this journal, mostly because I've been trying to draw and when I find a "look" I like, I have a hard time making another one (not an exact duplicate, but something that looks related). The copies took the pressure off and allowed me to scatter my drawings throughout the journal. I also love the look of black and white and wonder if I might be able to do an entire black and white journal without getting bored. Hmmmm?
Funny that though this journal covers six months in my life, it seems such a long long time in the emotional realm. So much has changed since the first page; looking at it now that first page makes me giggle - it's not at all relevant to anything ... it's as if someone else wrote it!
In the last few weeks much of what I was churning over at the beginning of this book has come full circle and resolved itself in surprising ways ... but that will have to wait until another post ...
My dear Mr. P tore his achilles tendon last Sunday and is (for all intents and purposes) confined to the first floor of our house, hobbling around on crutches, and unable to drive. He will undergo surgery on Wednesday morning. He is where my heart is right now.