Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Studio Journals Class

I have been doing the Studio Journals class with Sharon B on Joggles--well I should say I have been catching up on the class-----
I won't bore you with every page that I have done but instead I will show you some of the stuff.
The first picture is from Week 3 and we were looking at exploring paper pattern with cut outs etc.
The top right hand picture is the Rubin Face exercise where you can see 2 faces looking at each other or you see a vase.
The others are cut outs like we did when we were kids.

Week 4 we were looking at collecting photos of things that we could use for inspiration----
I had taken these photos last year when I was being inspired but I had just put them in a box and forgotten them---now they have seen the light of day again and I won't forget that they are there.

Week 5 and we are looking at Dingbats and clip art.........
I chose to use the Wingdings in my MS Word fonts and I wrote my name in normal letters and then I did it in the 4 wingding fonts that are built in-------an interesting experiment as you can see.

On the left hand page I have used one of the signs from the computer and changed the positions to develope different patterns.
On the right hand side page I have used 2 stamps that are the mirror image of each other and developed patterns with them---the single stamps are the ones in blue at the bottom

On these 2 pages I have again used another 2 stamps and made patterns and borders.
The single stamps are the brown and pale blue ones.
It's funny but I have had these stamps for several years and never used them now the mind boggles at what I can achieve with them.

There is only one week left to go with this class but I now realise that keeping a journal is important so I must remember to keep adding to it.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hey, go ahead and bore us!! I'd love to see what else you've done because this is pretty darned impressive. Must be a fun class.

Janet said...

If this is an example of boring then I want to be bored. There are so many good ideas here. The class must be very interesting and inspiring.

Robin Mac said...

Good on you Doreen, I have taken a few photos and experimented with the wingdings, buthaven't progeressed to playing in the journal with them yet!! I hope to see more of what you have done. cheers, robin

sharon young said...

I agree totally with Janet and MM on this one, more please!!
Love what you did with the Dingbats.
Thank you so much for your comment on my CG PC.

Homeleightigger said...

I totally agree with the others ...very inspiring - I really must have a go (I keep saying this! - I feel like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland!) Val

Sandy said...

Wonderful designs. There are so many possibilities that it boggles the mind.

Jane said...

Hi Doreen, Just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying your posts about your Studio Journal work and thoughts. I enjoy your reading your blog and am much inspired with all that you do, busy lady! A "big hello" to Ebony too.

Maureen said...

Looks like you are really getting to grips with things and enjoying the course - maureen x

Paula Hewitt said...

I agree with the others - I love being 'bored' by all your creative adventures - keep em coming!

Purple Missus said...

I too would like to see more. Isn't it amazing how you can start off with just your name and end up with ideas for all these different designs.
I think its finding the time to keep a journal that stops me even though I know that artwork always looks so much better when you have been through this creative process.:)

Debbi Baker said...

It is all looking fascinating Doreen! Good luck with the August TIF!

Susan said...

I agree with all the others commenting about this journal. It is a fantastic that you've shared this experience and the wonderful ideas and approaches to design, inspirations, and the power of in depth observation. I hope you really do continue to work on keeping a journal and post many more pages! Your dedication to this process is inspiration in itself. Great work. Great ideas. Sharon must be thrilled because your post also shows that she offers a high quality, deeply insightful course from which everyone could benefit!