Sunday, January 17, 2010

breaking in the new journal

So, I got a new sketchbook/journal (after that last post on journaling), and I broke it in, and yay! So much fun! The first two pages are more art than text -- a little drawing, a little collage, a few random song lyrics from an Elizabeth Mitchell song I've been singing Clementine. Anyway, I love these little characters! I'm not sure where they came from, but I have an idea where they're going. More on that later. Maybe.
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And guess what. They're paper dolls! Look what's under their dresses:
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I'm painting them now. They're about half done, and looking pretty cute, I think.

After messing around with some paint and scissors and scraps, I've got some ideas for a new design project, and have sort of begun it. I'm so happy to be experimenting. This is mostly late-night stuff (it's after 1 am right now, and Jim and Clementine are asleep), as writing takes up the part of the day when my brain is functioning best (morning). That's going well too! AND, I got cracking on another New Year's *resolution* today -- of that, I'll just say: I'm really hungry right now. I'd better go to sleep, so I can wake up and have breakfast :-)

12 comments:

Megsie said...

So cute! We used to sing that song too, except we sang "bluebird, bluebird, fly through my window..." Glad you have successful projects happening all around you. Fun!

Sarah said...

These paper dolls are great! :)

ann foxlee said...

Wheee!! soo cute Laini!

wendy said...

I love that elizabeth mitchell album - I bought it for myself long before my son came along. & the drawings are lovely.

Catherine Denton said...

Those dolls look innocent and mischievous.
Winged Writer

Anonymous said...

Are those legs on the top left from a Hanna Anderson catalogue? :) They make cute clothes.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, I love that bespectacled bird!

Myrna Foster said...

The dress you made for the bunny is perfect.

When do you sleep? Seriously, you amaze me.

Shelli said...

you are so talented laini :)

a. fortis said...

Hee! Cute, Laini. Geez, you must have a superhuman amount of energy...I'm envious.

Elena said...

They're so adorable Laini! I might have to do my next journal like that. :)

Suzanne said...

Those are the cutest little characters! I am trying not to be jealous of your artistic abilities. Drawing is one thing that just completely eludes me. Can't wait to see the pics once they're painted!