Laughing Dog Arts

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Book work

I've not had a lot of time to be in the studio so I have snatched moments here and there and worked in my book.  I used the cover from an old Readers Digest Condensed book for this one.  I covered it with fabric and stitched some pages into and then decorated them. 

No particular theme to this book but it did end up with lots of dog related pages.

I have been experimenting with paint and stencils and masks.



Some pretend writing on this page.  Don't bother trying to read it.






I may end up and write on some of these pages.  Or I might not;-)  This is still a work in progress, but I'm not sure where it is progressing.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer.  Or winter, depending upon where in the world you are.
Be well. 
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19 comments:

sjmcdowell said...

I love this Jan...It is very theraputic to glue things down and not really worry about what your doing but just having fun!
I took my journal with me to Tybee island and doodled while sitting by the ocean...ahhh wish I was still there. I have the memory though in my journal and so I can be there in my mind anyway!

Take care my friend and yes it is a strange summer for me too!!

Love ya,

Susan

Glenn Stenson said...

If I could write half as vibrantly as your art, I'd be pretty good. Your beauty spilled out on the pages. Love the color combinations.

Anesha said...

Wow, amazing book!

Martha Bright said...

Really beautiful Jan! I have been thinking of you. I'm not in the studio at all--the summer has drawn me elsewhere. How cool that you had a visitor from faraway whom you met virtually! Watch out--I may show up one day...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love how this has turned out~~it does seem to have taken on a life of it's own, which is most cool with any work.
To write or not to write; the pages and color are strong enough to stand without text, but then I am a text junkie, soooooo, if you CHOSE to...
:-)


XXOO~~
Anne

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great process, all that experimentation is what it's all about. Keep creating my friend. xox

Linda in New Mexico said...

Jan...this is just fun and creative. You are the third blog I've visited today that has spoken of "not being in the studio" and yet the creative process is ongoing. Thanks...the universe speaks through others and I am heeding the call. Strange is good word for this summer. I would say it is hard and strange.
You too be well. Linda

maddyrose said...

I have to get a journal started. This one is so inspirational. I love your choice of colors and think I have found a favorite combination of color and pattern and then look at another entry and it becomes my new favorite. Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. I'm loving the sunshine.

Heloise said...

Looks as if you have had fun making all these lovely pages. Continue to enjoy the experimentation.

Marlene said...

Loving this journal. This is different art than I usually see from you. Makes me want to get going on my journal.

Robbie said...

What a fun book! And looks like you had fun creating it! Don't you love these ongoing projects!! Love it!

Emma said...

Don't think it has to go anywhere except along with you. Love your book, (interesting words in that pretend writing - if someone says don't bother to read, what are we going to do?!) Isn't it great to be able to work in paint, paper, fabric & as many bits & pieces as we want?

Thanks for your helpful commennts re my twig, yes I knew you'd love it but enjoying the different opinions, too.

Fabric Art said...

Oh Jan these book pages are all so beautifully made, experimenting with different techniques is always fun.
Anni

Tam Hess said...

What a great book! So bright and cheerful and beautiful, as always I enjoy your work!! xoxo

April said...

Jan...what an inspiration you are! I really like this journal you're working on. It makes me get excited about my Alaska traveling journal that I'm starting! And thanks for loaning me your 'Journaling' mag. They really are wonderful, aren't they? Nice job, Jan!

Linda said...

Hi Jan
I'm having a 'catch up' day so it was good to come and see what you've been up to.
Your journal is full of life and inspiration! I especially like the stencil and mask pages.
xx

Nancy said...

I love your book! Taking Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day class, so I esp. enjoy looking at books made by others. You have lots of beautiful color in yours.

Anja said...

Your book is like a plant still growing and I am wondering how the last both pages will change.

maggi21 said...

This journal is so vibrant Jan. Sorry to have taken so long to comment on it. Like Emma, I too had to read the writing!!