Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sketchbook pages

I started a new sketchbook/journal a few weeks ago, and so far it is just sketchbook and not journal, but that's okay. I've been painting and collaging in at midnight most nights it and having much fun:
(Remember the drawings, here?)



Right now I'm working on a piece called "Zebra's Cupcake" :-)

Oop. Clementine awakes . . .

16 comments:

Amber Lough said...

These are amazing. How do you do them? Do you make the designs on a computer? Do you cut things out of magazines? Do you paint/draw every little bit? Will you be willing to sell something like this? ;-)

Megsie said...

I agree with Amber. So creative and beautiful. I would love to hear about your creative process.

Anonymous said...

Hey fatsky! I've been up since 4;45 writing and just took a very happy "blog recess" catching up on your posts. I LOVE these journal pages!!!!! I can't wait to see them in person. They remind me of how I felt leafing through the Bulgaria scrapbook the first time when I opened it on my bday. I can't wait to see more!

ann foxlee said...

Ooh I love them Laini! They make me so happy :-)
Keep posting the journal pages-- such a treat!

Emily J. Griffin said...

These are awesome. I've been trying to keep up with you and start journaling again myself. You're 'SketchJournal' looks like I always dreamed mine would. Alas, I have little drawing ability, though I try.

On the note of collaging, I was wondering if you collect bits a pieces from all over - magazines, newspapers, etc - to later include in your collages. Since I'm a pretty amateur artist, I was thinking that bringing outstide images in might help fill in some of the gaps and ease frustration.

Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks, Laini.

Heather said...

That Eiffel Tower makes my heart happy!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

My multi-talented lady...MWAH! Lovin' them! :)

xoxo
Husbles

Jackee said...

So adorable!

Myrna Foster said...

They're beautiful! "Cats Kill." :)

Catherine Denton said...

I love Lullaby. Thanks for sharing; these are fun to browse.
Winged Writer

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

These are beautiful and will be so much fun for Clementine when she's older. :)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Love these! Clementine has the coolest artsy Mommy and Daddy! What a special home to grow up in!

james said...

Hi Laini - I really enjoyed your library gig today! Mentioned it to my wife, showed her your recently posted sketchbook stuff tonight. She was all, hey wait, weren't her and her husband featured in an article in the Oregonian back in November? Sure enough. Pretty cool. I love your writing and wonderful collages.

Keep up the awesome work!

Easter revision courses said...

It’s funny how the journal turned out to be a sketching journal. I must say it looks so beautiful.

Web Designing said...

The pages are so cute! I love it.

tone almhjell said...

So pretty! And I love the wit: Go places, Here lives a happy family, Cats kill. Haha. Pims and Balthus concur.