Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fixated On Details

Nope, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just off the face of the Internet.

Busy, busy, busy.

With kids. With stuff.

It's summer after all.

But last Friday, while working at the post office, I had little to do.

The extreme heat has been keeping people indoors so the post office was not terribly busy.

And mail volume is down so putting up the mail did not take me long.

During my lunch hour, I went to the library across the street for some reading material.

Instead I came away with a book, from the library discard shelves, to "play" in.

The children's book cost me a whole 25 cents.

I couldn't buy a sketchbook for that!

No paints (to add color). No decent glue stick (to do some collage).

All I had handy was a black ink gel pen and some postal rubber stamps.

I did this page over the course of 2 1/2 hours between waiting on customers at the window.

I plan to create a tag for the pocket sometime.

Hopefully I will do more pages.

This is the 4th art journal/ sketchbook I've started.

I am not a great finisher.

I lose interest.

How many "starts" do you have lying around?


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have two unfinished altered books, but I too have lost interest in them. I've moved on to fabric and other interests. LOVE those stamps. Would give anything to find an old one. I like how you use what you have on hand, even when it comes for the PO.

Linda said...

I have lots and lots of starts lying around. I love the girl...you are so talented. Does she have a feather in her hair?

~*~Patty S said...

Love what you started N! You made very nice use of your time and are so good at sketching!!!

I was just thinking this morning that I could be playing in my India altered book...IF I could put my hands on it ;)

Wishing you happy summer days and cool ones too!

La Dolce Vita said...

love it, and know how you feel, I am anywhere but the computer these days!

ooglebloops said...

Remember when we were told not to scribble in the books!!!LOL I love yours- and what, no cup of tea in the PO????
I know what you mean about the summer - and it's almost half over - I still haven't gotten any of the inventory in Etsy - and the pile grows.......

Ann said...

i don't think about starts not finished...makes me feel bad..so i pretend they are still in progress!!
love what you did!! great sketch book..and a great idea!!! 25 cents fits my budget to a "T" !!!!..i don't sketch,cause i can't draw..but i can collage the heck out of anything!!!

femminismo said...

Love the drawing and I can't even begin to count my "starts."