Saturday, December 12, 2009
Random Sketchbook Journal Page
I have been slowly plugging away at my sketchbook journal. I put it on hold the past few days to attend to other business (and because the last page spread I did turned into a wrinkled disaster and I got fed up!) Truthfully, I'm not thrilled with my book as a whole. I LOVE some pages, I'm just "ok" with others. I find that when I force myself to make something it doesn't turn out so good. But this page above was one where I just pulled out some oriental type ephemera and let the muse take me. I didn't think much about it, I didn't force it. I fell in love with this quote by Rumi, which inspired the whole mood of the page. I really like the feel of it.
I think I'm having a hard time interpreting my theme "Past, Present, Future". My left brain wants to think linear, wants to make comparisons, wants numbers and dates. I've made a few pages like this and they are my least favorite. I think I just have to tell the left side of my brain to shut the h*ll up. I've already decided to design my spreads randomly. (Random. I love that word.) I started in the center of the book and just add pages here and there. I wanted to assure that it wasn't linear. I'm going to take another day off and not think about it (while I abuse my brain by going to the mall on a Sunday a few weeks before Christmas!) I really need to pick up the pace; I want to finish most of it by the end of next week. Because after that the kid and hubby will be on Holiday break and there'll be too many distractions. I think I'll be glad when I finish it... although I have been having major second thoughts about sending this book away!