Just completed my first sketch for the 2011 Sketchbook Project. It is always hard to start a new sketchbook... kinda intimidating, all those blank pages just waiting to be filled up...My theme is 'Adhere to Me' so what popped into my mind...a bee covered in pollen. I used pen, colored pencil and cut out shapes from a dictionary page for the stem, wings and eye. I would save a lot of plastic bags if I could adhere my lunch to my legs to go to work everyday! Check back to see what page #2 will be.
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One lovely afternoon I was struck with a huge desire to collage. Usually when this happens, I start to plan... I go to the craft store, second hand store, hardware store, etc. to gather materials to collage. By the time I finally get everything together I have exhausted any creativity and am left overwhelmed trying to come up with a themed composition...and then something comes up, everything gets put on hold and shoved in my closet. (And I wonder why I have stringless ukuleles, stacks of newspaper clippings, and a large assortment of other strange, unnecessary nick-knacks.)This time was different. [...]