An Artistic Sanatorium . . . for the muse plagued with artistic attention deficit disorder.


Friday, March 6, 2009

A Project That Can Travel







This originally began as a piece to submit to The Sketchbook Project http://www.arthousecoop.com/events/5-the-sketchbook-project. Essentially, Art House Cooperative sent each participating artist a tiny moleskin sketchbook, a theme and some very minimal boundaries, and in return the artists made artwork out of the sketchbooks and submitted them to the show to tour around the country. I didn't make the deadline for submission and rather regret it. We won't get into my lack of discipline today.

The up-side is that this is the perfect purse-size project. It is more focused than my art-journal (another sketchbook I tend to keep with me at all times) but less bulky. I'm sticking to silhouettes and drawings in ink, embossings and paper embroidering. So, depending on the page I'm completing, I can throw in either my pigment pens, my embroidery floss and needle, or my mini embossing tools.

At present, I'm only working on silhouettes so it's my pigment pens going for a ride in the purse. I'm not as big a fan of these Staedtler pens as I am of Pigma Micron pens, but these came in a nifty case. I'm a sucker for nifty cases.

The theme for the show was "Everyone we know . . . " Here's a sampling of the parts I've finished or begun. More pics posted as I fill more of the book. Would love to hear your thoughts on them.

Thanks for rambling by!

7 comments:

Lauren Tinkle said...

cat - these are stunning. you are doing it. i'm proud of you!

looking forward to adding to my collection,

lauren

Catherine said...

Thank you, Lauren! Your encouragement reaches a special place in my heart - you don't what it means to me. I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Renee of the Fae said...

You are a magnificent artist! I found you while Googling for Steampunk images, which took me to your other blog, but I digress. You are incredible. *^_^*

Catherine said...

Thank you, thank you, Renee! I'm very honored and delighted that you like my work!

joseph's art and stuff said...

Amazing work, love the silhouette style and with such detail! i prefer to use pigma microns myself. did you make it to any of the shows?

Catherine said...

Unfortunately, no. Thanks for the compliment - great stuff yourself!

joseph's art and stuff said...

thanks, just checked out your other site, great stuff there too!

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