I was away for a couple of days, but the page a day project ticks along!
Friday’s page is here….
Being fascinated by mechanics, numbers and time, clocks are a constant source of interest to me.
Over the years I’ve often incorporated clock faces in art, and I thought it was about time I had one in this series 😉
I like the regularly spaced hour long segments, contrasting the unequally balanced chunks of time into which we split our days
An hour spent waiting in traffic is so much longer than an hour spent in the company of ppl we love. An hour of sleep is not the same size of time as an hour at work…
Day 33. Water colors and inks, I like the dreamily muted colors, and again the upside/downside number thing.
Day 34 Doodles run free. This is the kinda page that I could keep on adding to but think I’ll leave it here for now.
Day 35. This is the kinda page that I did keep on adding to! Starting with that stencil again then with layers and layers of cut out scraps in a similar wavy spiral way.
Day 36 is a turning point, toward the original idea that each page would contain something of the feel of that day. This day I spent up in London with my friend, and bits and bobs from the day nestle amongst the usual doodles and collage.
Symbolic of so much, this getting back on track falls just 5 pages from the end of this book! But, as one book closes…
Day 30 is a watery page, dabbles and doodles in watercolor, with an unusual amount of white page left showing. The lettering is done with a Pilot Parallel Pen Day 31 was a feast of color, explorations with the interaction of water and pigment, and some more chopped and hole-punched dyed paper Day 32. There’s something luscious and decadent about purples and golds, or aubergine and ochre. acrylic paints and my newest fave fishy printing block.
Back to the page a day project, unaccountably I seem to have ten days backed up and un-shown-off to you! How did that happen??!
Sitting comfortably? Here they come………………………… Day 7 was the day I first played with black gesso. Delighted! I was expecting a kinda chalky grey-ish-ness that absolutely isn’t there. My new love in life is gesso. Words can’t express my joy at its cover-up-ability, it’s smooth creamy texture and lush slide-about-the-page-ness it has. YUM. This was the base for the swirls in guache and acrylic.
Day 8 is a showcase of the bits of scraps and fragments and dead leaves I save ‘in the name of art’. I know I’m in safe company here, you understand!
Day 9 is built up in layers of dyed paper and stencilled experimental gessoed tissue paper.
Day 10 is upside down. When I was getting towards the end of the previous book I showed it to some friends, as one leafed through the pages and said “Some pages make me feel like I’m upside down in this book”. “Yes, just like some days feel upside down”. This was one of those days!
This was also my first EasterEgg day (tissue paper swished with water, like I did here)