Sunday, 13 March 2011

I've Taken A Deep Breath ...

and sprayed inks onto two clean white pages in a real book - gulp - lol ....
I have long stalked Sue Roddis and Dyan Reaveley around the internet, much admiring their work and wishing I was brave enough to do even a teensy weensy bit of what they do.  The more I thought about it, the more I thought stop being such a sissy and get on with it - so on Friday I took myself off to a shop that I didn't even know existed until Thursday - Seawhite of Brighton Factory Shop.  Now these people provide art materials galore to the trade and educational establishments but have a lovely, lovely shop too (which I will, I'm sure be visiting again- lol) and bought myself a couple of their own A4 journal/sketch books with 96 pages of 140gsm multi media paper inside.  I looked at them and stroked them all Friday afternoon and evening and early this morning and again this evening until about an hour ago - when I thought (well I won't tell you what I actually thought because that is for the other book and it will spoil the surprise - lol) - get on with it  then - and came upstairs and did it ....
Here are the two pages ...
The photo is rubbish - and even though I say so myself it looks much better in 'real life'.  Got some ideas to add to the background but will do those tomorrow - must let it dry thoroughly first.  And I know what's going to the 'theme' of these pages too ...
And the inks are Sprinkys - a lovely new find from Inkylicious whose stuff comes much recommended by Sue (and how right she is) - and I'm ashamed to say I've not got a spot of ink on me - lol .  More tomorrow ....

1 comment:

KathrynAntyr said...

How wonderful to admire someone and then be inspired to try something new. Keep playing and creating!