Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I purchased The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonora Beam a couple of months ago, and I am now beginning to go through it. Basically, it seems like a business planning, goal setting program which utilizes the art journal instead of a word processing program. That approach appeals to me, of course, so I grabbed an old Somerset Studio Art Journal calendar (appropriate, don't you think?) that came with some back issues I ordered, and went to work. I've only completed the first activity, so I can't report on the book as yet, but an interesting thing happened when I worked on the first collage. After laying down some background papers, I drew a hand in pencil. And I didn't like it. Granted, I don't usually use a 3B, but I just wasn't happy with it. I didn't like the pencil. So I added color, and didn't like that, either. Scrapping it all, I added a layer of paper on top of it, then grabbed my trusty 01 Pigma Micron. Yes, ink. I sketched the hand again, just pen, and finally, I was satisfied. In less than a year, I have come full circle. Ink is now my tool of choice most often. Who would have thought?
(Ugh! I had to scan this because it's midnight, but I hate scanned art. The colors look all off and the page looks too transparent. Oh, well! It's just an art journal page, after all!)