Sunday, May 29, 2011

Where I Stand Sunday

On my sidebar you will find two other bloggers who publish their "Where I Stand Sunday" posts - just about every Sunday.  Both of them are awesome artists who live in Michigan.  Lynn's post the other day hit the nail on the head as far as what I am up to these past few days in the studio.  In her "the importance of - just because" she simply states an artist who mainly focuses on a larger area to make a difference (or a living in most cases) in the art gets to the point of veering off that runway momentarily to pursue a few other creative pursuits, and I am no different.
I recently purchased a "Cinch" bookbinding tool.  It's the neatest machine for those who are into making their own books - I thought of sketchbooks (which I am 'all about' these days) and little journals...the sky is the limit.  Here are two I recently made.  The covers are from "7 Gypsies" and can be purchased at most local scrapbooking stores.  The insides are my own idea.  The small one has white with purple grid on them - one sided...the larger one has a ledger that I purchased and copied to fit the inside of both front and back and copied it onto buff colored cardstock.  Talk about fun!

Image from We Are Memory Keepers

I love the distressed look of the covers. 

Also in the 'where I stand' photo is my package from Lynn's Etsy store.  I ordered a thermofax for screen printing of a recent drawing of which I am excited to experiment with this next week ~ and some screen inks.  I have had lots of experience with silkscreening, back in 'the day'.  I used to silkscreen on fabric to use in a one of a kind handmade garments and also spent several years silkscreening a logo, numbers and names on the front and back of motocross jerseys for a local Yamaha dealership where I lived.  
Vintage image from Aztec Family Raceway, C. Springs
Stay tuned for the results on my new silkscreen adventure. 

I am also working on a watercolor in my sketchbook right now of my daughter when she was a little kid - of course - at the motocross races.
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.

Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
There are several others who also write this on Sunday, see sidebar.


Leann said...

I love the notebooks! I, too, am a big fan of grids.
Lynn is going to make a screen printing addict out of you, beware!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann - I think the little one will go in the bag as planner/sketcher for painting...sketching in the field...etc.
The possibilities with the screen printing are so endless, I am still making a many options!