Friday, January 27, 2012

Paint Party Friday

More SBP Pages...
 A couple of posts ago, I was lamenting not having a title for my 
Sketchbook Project journal. I couldn't see how my random drawings
fit any kind of theme. The theme given to me by the SBP people 
was "Encyclopedia of..." 

Readers left so many wonderful suggestions,
my mind was dancing! But one idea really spoke to me
and it was from Tracey Fletcher King (her blog is here).
She suggested "encyclopedia of memories or dreams".
I loved the idea of dreams...
all of my pages so far seemed like something I may have dreamed. 
This is the inside cover spread. I haven't actually done the cover yet.

Here it is flipped so you don't have to turn your computer around lol...
Hopefully it will be less of a problem with the book in one's hands :)

Still working crazily to get finished by the end of the month,
but it's proving to be lots of fun.

Someone commented that I probably work better under pressure.
After giving it some thought, I've decided perhaps it's more accurate to say
I ONLY work under pressure. I get very little done unless
there is a deadline looming. Just ask my husband :)
Taking a back seat to all this is balancing the checkbook, organizing taxes
for the accountant, housework of course....and many other chores that
theoretically I have more time to do so they are my chores.
My son has inherited this tendency to procrastinate
and I'm not sure I approve. But it gives his father, who is early 
for the most minor event, quite a few anxious and irritated moments.

So, anyway, I've gotten off the track...

Other than this spread, I don't know if I've completed anything else
since my last post. Some pages are partly done.

I guess that means I'd better get busy.
Just having the title off my mind is a HUGE relief!
Thank you Tracey!

I'm posting this for Paint Party Friday.
I hope you'll head over to see the awesome artwork that has been posted.
So many talented artists...I never do get to everyone's blog
but I can just try to do better each week.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love the title "Encyclopedia of Dreams" for your sketchbook. I think it fits perfectly! Your pages are so wonderful. Procrastination gets such a bad rap, but as long as what needs to get done, gets done, I don't see what the big deal is!!

  2. I LOVE this title- such a GREAT idea, and your illustration to go with it is perfect! I just wish I could hold the book in my hands to see in real life.....

  3. Beautiful book of Dreams. Happy PPF, x

  4. Love your sketchbook, especially the last photo. Beautiful face on that gorgeous lady.


  5. So glad I could be of service and that you are over the title angst.... any other problems should probably be referred to someone a tad more responsible... your illustration for the title is awesome and can't wait to see the cover as well.. as to the procrastination thing... I believe that if you are good at something then you should work to perfect it... that is my excuse anyway!!!

  6. I really like the inside title spread for you journal - and I totally hear you on all those things that take a back seat when creating. Enjoy your PPF.

  7. Great idea from Tracey! And fantastic inside page. Hope you get it done on time! It is definitely a big project and last year was when I did it, there was an earlier deadline - talk about interfering w Xmas and New Years! Good luck finishing!

  8. I love the title, and your pages are reflecting that wonderfully. Said from one person who works better under a deadline to another. :D
    Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk Studio

  9. Wonderful!
    I love that title, too, "Encyclopedia of Dreams" for your sketchbook. :)
    Your layers of color are brilliant!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  10. Your title "Encyclopedia Of Dreams" is great and I realy love your pages. You are skilled indeed in this medium.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  11. Awesome pages ~ delightful, colorful and love your style ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  12. How great you got inspiration from Tracy & then used it as a springboard to this fabulous art journal - wonderful & Happy PPF :)

  13. THanks for adding my Artist's Play Room Button! I need all the advertising I can get. Love your journal pages, they're so good. Inspirational!
    Jenn from

  14. Your sketching/paintings are so diverse. . . definitely making the sketchbook more interesting. Blessings, Janet PPF

  15. LOVE the cover! I gave up on finishing mine in time. I don't work well under pressure. Give me a deadline and I instantly have an aversion to working on that project and think of every possible reason to procrastinate.

  16. Love Love Love these. Encyclopedia of Dreams Perfect. Great art

  17. Gorgeous gorgeous and even more gorgeous!! Love the title you chose and your artwork is stunning. Love the mermaid! You may only create under pressure but whatever you're doing it's definitely working! x

  18. AAh, the sketchbook is looking terrific. I've got to start in on my new moleskine or it'll just sit there and sit there!! My fear to mark in it just growing!

    Stopped by to tell you that the Artist's Play Room is now LIVE, since you'd been kind and signed up to participate!
    See you in the back room!
    Jenn of

  19. Lovely pages, lots to see and yummy texture, thanks for sharing!


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