Art Journal

I didn’t have time to write a post for today, so I thought I’d share a page from my “art journal” instead.

I don’t really think of it as an art journal …

I just call it my Sewing Book.

It’s an old sewing book from the 1960’s and I’m altering it with my art play, my photography, collage, etc.

It’s an enormous project and I think it will take one to two years to complete.

(Partially because I don’t work on it that often, and also because the book is huge.  Each page also gets layers and layers of work done to it.)

Some pages are more photography, or more art, or more collage and many pages have all of those elements.

Anyway, I never feel very comfortable sharing my art stuff because I just PLAY with art.

I’m not an artist in the sense of being able to do any of the traditional art things WELL.

But, yesterday, with the encouragement of a friend, I shared one of my sewing book pages in a popular art forum and …

Oh my!!

It got a really great response and the response was genuine (!) and I was so SHOCKED.

So, don’t laugh at me for sharing here, okay?

This particular page doesn’t have any photography.

And, like most of the pages in this project –

The goal is to be messy and quirky not pretty.

I don’t do pretty art – I wouldn’t even begin to know how!

OK ….

Deep breath …..

SB-1 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Page from my altered art journal aka My Sewing Book.

As you can see, this was done directly on to one of the pages in the sewing book.

I like how bits of text from the original book shows through.

I’d like to get a few more pages done, but it very well could be a month before I have a chance to work on it again.

Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun to make this page.

6 Responses to “Art Journal”

  1. Michelle

    Messy art is great art! I love the whole look of this page.

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