Monday, June 30, 2008

Dave's Pages

I've had this blog for little over a year now, and I am trying to make a concerted effort to post more. To that end, I realized that I have never posted any pages by Dave - the other part of the dynamic duo that comprises the Journal Fodder Junkies. So here are a few pages from Dave's journals.Although we use similar techniques, our styles and the way we journal are somewhat different. Dave was the biggest influence on me and my journaling when I started, and we spent many years exploring the journal, sharing ideas and techniques, and influencing each other. Now we have both matured in our use of the journal, and although there are many similarities, our differences are becoming more pronounced as the years pass. At least I think so.I hope that these pages bring a little inspiration, and I hope to post more of Dave's pages in the near future.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Journal #2

Slowly I am scanning in more pages from journal #2. Now that the school year is out for the summer, I'll hopefully be able to scan more.This page was one of the first where I combined my love of portrait drawing with mixed-media and layering. I still don't do this enough.

This two page spread uses a photosensitive paper called Sun Paper. It was an experiment to see if I could use it with my elementary students at the time. It proved too much hassle to use with younger kids.

This is a simple ink drawing that focuses on words, textures, and patterns. It's a good thing to mix it up in the journal, to try new things, and to perhaps focus on a single media instead of always layering.