Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Play With Dolls...the Sketchbook!

Hello everyone!

Hey, did you know that I make stuff? Yeah, me neither! :P I'm slowly "waking up" so to speak and getting things back on track, more about that later. In the meantime, my 2013 sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project has been finished for a while. For this one, I decided to make my theme "I Play With Dolls". Some of you may know that I collect and photograph Blythe dolls so I wanted to know why other people "play" with these dolls. I reached out to the doll community and collected their pictures and quotes for my sketchbook.

Here's the cover:

I had a lot of fun making this one! I kept the pages relatively simple since the book had to remain flat. Here are some of the inside pages:

There are a lot more pages and you can see super fancy pants scans of the entire book in the Art House Co-op's digital library! Thanks for taking a peek, I love this project and hope to participate again in the future. :D

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm loving this week. Haven't done one of these in FOREVER, time to get back in the game. Anddddddddddd we're off!

1. This excerpt from a Neil Gaiman speech, "Make Good Art":

I found this very inspiring. Make good art no matter what!

2. Linandko

Linandko is a YouTube channel of a couple that lives in Japan, plays video games and films it. I'm addicted to their Animal Crossing videos as that game has yet to come out in the US and I'm dying to get my grubby hands on it.

3. Art Journaling

I used to keep diaries when I was a kid. Actually, I use to keep typical written journals well into my twenties but that fell by the wayside in favor of art journaling. I still write but it's nice to add some glue and paint into the mix. This is a recent page I made, I'll blog more about this next week. (Although you may have already seen it if you ran by Gauche Alchemy lately.)

4. Fabric

ADAD 114/365

I don't sew whatsoever (despite having a sewing machine *shame spiral*) but I love buying cute fabric. Go figure. lol

5. 29/31 by Garfunkel and Oates

First of all, Garfunkel and Oates ROCKS. Second, this song is oh so true.

And that's it for another Friday Night Fab Five, feels good to be back! What have been your favorites this week?