I couldn't sleep last night, I was up with restless insomnia, so I painted the cover of my Sketchbook--probably a bad idea, since I was tired and out of it. But the thing has to be mailed today and tomorrow is the deadline for the Kresge Fellowship application which I am also working on. And the paint needed time to dry.
When I painted it, I didn't realize the little protective cover I had made for the bar code went up as far as it did, and when I peeled off the cover, half my name and date were gone--too late. Also, I painted the name on while the paint below it was still wet, because I wanted to go back to bed. Bad plan. I just left it--maybe I will do bette next time.
Acrylic heavy body.
(It has LOTS of texture)
One of the pages I had left had really bad bleed-through, and on previous bleed-through pages, I had tried all kinds of things--pastels (nope, they bled back through the other side), converting the bleed-through into a changed image--some were so bled through that the new image was boringly like the first one, and so on, so this time, I created an images on artrage on the computer, printed it, and pasted it in--last night while up at 2 AM.
artrage on iPad
and, finally, the inside back cover:
|Companion VII, Citrus|
Acrylic and colored pencil
Yep, that's my companion
I am not terribly happy with this sketchbook, but it is the first sketchbook I have ever completed entirely on my own. So, that's an accomplishment and hopefully, I've learned something and the next one will be better.
I did sign up for the next round. Are you doing it again?
I took a video of the finished sketchbook and am going to try to embed it: