Monday, November 21, 2011

magic hope

Page from my sketch book for the 2012 Sketchbook Project. My theme is Hope.

Hope is one thing that keeps me going day after day. Even on days when things are tough, and hope seems far away and fleeting, the next morning dawns, and hope springs anew. I think that's pretty magic. :o)

My art journal for the 2012 Sketchbook Project is coming along, and I am happy with my progress. I am almost 1/2 way through the book. Today, I received my second sketch book, for I have joined the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project as well. At least I have until April 30th to finish this 2nd book. You still have time to join this project, if you are so inclined. You must sign up by Jan 31st, 2012 if you are interested. My theme for the LE version is Thread and Surface. I just love that, and am already brain storming ways to incorporate thread into the surface of my sketches. Piece of cake!

Thanks to all of you who came out to the wonderful Talmadge Art Show this past Sunday (only yesterday? Good lord, my day has been a whirl!) A fantastic group of artists, an incredible crowd, and amazing organizers; Sharon Gorevich and Alan Greenberg have been running this successful show for an amazing 19 years! I had a great day, and am very thankful for all the Hope you bring into my heart. Your appreciation for what I do means the world to me!

Here's a video clip that ran on TV a week ago. I didn't see it due to being tied up with the previous weekend's show, so I'm thankful Sharon posted it on You Tube. Gotta love You Tube! I was one of the featured artists on this clip. Enjoy...

Enjoy your week, and happy Thanksgiving preparations!
x, Val


Marfa said...

I love your journal entry and drawing. Did you use colored pencils? I don't know if I could give my sketchbook away, even though it sounds like an awesome exhibit! I draw and write a lot of personal stuff in there.

Valerie said...

Hi Marfa,
Yes, I used mostly colored pencils, and my favorite precision black pen. I admit this is a special journal, and I save my secrets for my personal journal! Also, this journal is quite small, measuring about 5 x 7", so it's manageable to keep working in it before the deadline arrives to send it off. I am planning to talk about some very special journaling pens on my next sketchbook post, coming up very soon :o)
xx, Val

Kathleen Conard said...

Your journal pages are looking great and I,too, love the concept of hope - can't live without it as far as I am concerned. So fun that your cute little upcycled sweater animals were featured in this news report! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!