Today I thought I would share a journal page spread. I do these collages as a start to a journal as I hate facing a empty first page. I sometimes do 2 or 3 of these and by then I feel I have been working in the book for a while so dont have the jitters about using it. Silly I know as it is only a sketchbook.
I usually lay down a layer of gesso, add watercolours and then start building layers of imagery from there. This was created for one of the journals I used while travelling. I think of my collage pages as having moods and evoking stories.
If you click on the image you will see a much larger version of the photo and feel free to use it as a desktop if you like.
On another note I am quite aware that I have been a little remiss here but life has been busy. There will be a few changes afoot with life (good ones) and with this blog. As regular readers know when we went traveling last year Jerry started writing in this space too. We have decided that Jerry will have his own site for his photography and I will be reclaiming this territory for sketchbook/art journalling paper arts type topics. We are still working on Jerry’s site but will let everyone know when the site is open for visitors.