I completed another page for my Fabric Book. This is a vintage image of an angel which I tinted with watercolor crayons and acrylic paints.
I then covered the page with gesso, blue acrylic paint and stamped flower images into the wet paint. I still need to add some accents with graphite pencil. I'll then paste the page into my fabric book.
These fabric pages take a long time to complete but I enjoy the process.
I just discovered Jake Parker's InkTober Challenge. Here's a description of the challenge in Jake's own words:
"Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing."
It's not too late to join. As Jake says, you can participate daily, every other day or weekly. Check out the InkTober Rulesfor more details.
As many of you know from reading my blog, I draw on a daily basis. Now all I have to do is add some ink to my sketches.
"We don’t spend enough time reflecting and introspecting. Writing then becomes a kind of meditation where we talk to ourselves about who we are and the kind of work that we do. We put ourselves in a position to ask ourselves what we are currently doing, and how can we do it with more meaning, impact, and intent."
"We need moments in our day to think about our thinking—we don’t find these moments, we create them. Writing, then, is not a mere act but an opportunity to think. Students had trouble acknowledging certain doubts or fears in a project, but when they sat down to write, it spilled out. Would that insight have been available without writing?"
Make sure you check out the complete article for more inspiration. Then grab a notebook, pen and start writing today. In fact, make it a daily habit.
The Butterflies image is a transfer. I then applied plaster to the page and stamped flowers into the wet substrate. When the plaster dried, I added the blue paint and trim. I may accent the flowers with white acrylic paint.