You remember this journal I started in October (the blue spine)? I find myself sketching in it more than writing in it.
Don’t get me wrong . . . I am definitely enjoying and benefiting from writing actual words in my awesome little once-unloved-hardback-turned-journal.
But when it comes time to writing my handful of words almost every day, I find myself just as much wanting to experiment with a drawing idea I have in my head.
At first I told myself I ought to get a small sketchbook to carry around with me, too. But then realized how much I love drawing on the text! So this will do for now.
(It’s also easier to carry around one book instead of two. But regardless, drawing on text rocks).
And that led me to a realization — a possible dilemma solved.
I’ve been wanting to experiment with collage and mixed media art. And I’ve also been wanting to do artistic stuff with Copic markers. But I only have so much time. I mean, seriously, I also scrapbook, alter hardback books, write fiction, and I would really love to learn to crochet so I can make myself a retro 1960′s style mini-dress out of rust-orange and sky-blue yarn.
But, to get back on topic…
While drawing in my journal-turned-sketchbook, and realizing how much I enjoy drawing on the text, it occurred to me that I can do mixed media art collage in part with my Copic markers on text pages from old novels — meaning I’ll combine two of the interests I’ve been separating in my mind.
Funny how an obvious idea like that doesn’t always occur to you right away. Just goes to show that inspiration flows while doing, experimenting, and practicing.