I've spent today getting my first pages ready for the travelling sketchbook I'm taking part in. This initial theme was to be loosely based on a colour and to introduce ourselves to the other participants.
The following entries - done by the people my book meets, will be based around the calendar months.
So this is my introduction...
Hopefully, it comes across that purple was my theme... because I forgot about that side of it till I was nearly finished - oops!
I'm hoping all the symbolism is pretty self explanatory but if not...
The text and book page - because I love reading and books.
The raven - because I adore them. There are three, to symbolise my girls.
The paint splats on the left - well... paint, I love it.
The paint splats on the right - blooood. I like mythological creatures/make-believe monsters in my reading... but human monsters terrify me.
The zombie - I'm really into them at the moment. This is my first drawn one. I totally copied her from my Walking Dead Compendium but am so pleased with her!
The vampire - I've always loved them. This one is inspired by one of my favourite Alice Cooper pictures - a still from the movie Suck where he plays a vampire. I just drew it cartoon-ised. I hope it also shows that I prefer the monster vampires to the sparkly ones.
The runny mascara - My love of Alice... and Bette Davis.
The grungy drips - Is my style not just in art but in most aspects of my life, the way I dress - I don't think you could ever call me girly. I'm happy to have finally realised who I am. (Ooh! Deep!)
Apart from maybe adding a frame to the pages... I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out - I think this is the route my journaling will take.
Claire - the raven stamp is the La Blanche stamp I got at Ally Pally. No problems whatsoever, gorgeous crisp image. I used archival ink on watercolour paper to test and then in the journal it was over paint, ink, book pages, acrylic and goodness knows what. Only possible downside is that I got ink on the edges of the stamp each time... but I manage to do that with all stamps so that's probably just my rubbish stamping!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by :)