Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holy CROW!!!



This Sketchbook Challenge thing is really taking off!!! And I feel like such a newbie, since my sketchbook habits are a bit underutilized. I have been using sketchbooks more often recently in order to generate subject matter, ideas in terms of Things, not just color, pattern, texture, etc. etc. We'll see where this goes! Come along with me, and please send me your comments, advice, suggestions, and constructive criticism. One thing I would like to know from you, if you do sketchbooks/visual journals, is: if you know you are going to show your pages to people (post them on your blog or web site), how does that affect your creative process?

Meanwhile, back at the studio I'm still working on collage paintings. Here are a couple of birds. More on the way. Thanks for visiting!

12 comments:

  1. These crows are great and I love the bark on the tree.

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  2. Love the stamping on the crow at the top!

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  3. Jane.. I really love these.. your colors are zowie wowie... I joined the challenge with you.. I never have done sketch book thingies like that, but I want to learn to do more little art each day.

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  4. I love these pieces! If I know I'm going to be sharing I'm more self conscious about sounding shallow. I have to learn to 'speak' from my gut and not self-edit so much. I don't criticize others like I do myself.

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  5. Love the colors and the textures....The first one is my favorite...love that crow....
    I try to do things and then decide if I am going to post them...that takes the pressure off......

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  6. Hi Janie,
    Yes I do show some of my journal pages online. I post my favorites and I get a kick out of the comments I get. This does not seem to interfere with my creative process.

    The rest of my life does that!!! :)

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  7. Hi Sharon. I've e-mailed you a couple times - do you still have the same e-mail address? Thanks for the comment, and thanks to all of you!!!

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  8. Oh, I needed a dose of Jane this morning--Your colorful art always makes me smile. I would love to get into journaling, and if I do, I'm sure I would share some of the pages on my blog.

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  9. I am participating in this and will be showing my work on my blog and on my flickr page... for sure.. I love getting feedback on my work, good bad or ugly.. haha
    I feel it's important to get your name and your work out there.. I too have the dream of publishing my own book... U hv to build a community! hugs xo

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  10. I suppose the difference in the dilemma of posting journal pages, or becoming self-conscious about their creation, depends on whether one earns a living within the visual arts community, or (like me) are playing in spare time. Personally, I am not now afraid to post 'in progress' shots - and I really love to find out why or how any artist has created a particular piece of work. Your collage pages are truly inspirational.

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  11. Hello,
    I don't know, when I am creating a journal page, whether I will end up posting it on my blog. It is in retrospect that I select a page to post, something that tickles me somehow and that I want to share. I am always inspired by what other people share of their process and journal pages. So, when creating the page, I don't actually think about where it will end up, if anywhere, and so my process so far has been unaffected by those kind of thoughts. Same goes for when I wander around taking photos of the world.
    Thank you for being one of the movers and shakers in the sketchbook challenge.
    Kind Regards from Karen

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  12. Hi Jane, both these pages are beautiful, and you post a great question too. I don't think showing the pages affect the art I make, but if I am to write soul searching things I do not do that on pages I want to share, or I write about them in my plain diary instead of on top of art. :-)

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