Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Off to Mexico

I'm heading out for a couple weeks in San Miguel, Mexico. I'm traveling with my sketching buddies Cynthia and Paula, so I had to make some sketchbooks before I go. For my first one I wanted something bold and graphic, filled with plain watercolor paper:


I also wanted to take a journal full of different kinds of paper to change up my sketching some. I've been so inspired by the Remains of the Day journals I've seen from Mary Ann Moss' class, that I decided to sign up and make one of my own. It's a great online class. I'm sure I could have figured things out by looking at other's journals, but I would have spent a lot of time reinventing the wheel. It's a fun class and full of tips.

My Remains of the Day journal is inspired by the gorgeous hand dyed colors I saw while in Oaxaca:


Here's my cover:


And the back:

I wanted to mix the pages up with lots of different paper and leave a lot more blank space than Mary Ann does, so I have room for sketches.



I'm eager to play in this one and am hoping the challenge of different paper pushes my sketching in some new directions.

See you mid-October!


9 comments:

lynne h said...

have a great trip, robin! the second book inspires me!! xo

jan said...

Lovely sketchbooks, I hope you have a great trip!

jackie said...

Thanks for your comment. Sketching in Mexico with friends should be wonderful. I have a load of paint chips too and they are often useful. Great journal as well.

Herm said...

Great colors and design on your journals, hope you enjoy San Miguel de Allende!!!!

Paula McNamee said...

It'll be fun to see your filled journals.

Tory Brokenshire said...

Have a great trip the three of you will have a blast. I will love seeing what you put down on the pages.

Jan said...

If that journal doesn't inspire you to sketch and write, I don't know what will. I look forward to seeing your posts after you return. Wow, I'm a little jealous.

HeartFire said...

Found you thru Paula's web. Wonderful sketchbooks to take along, enjoy your trip! Love your dots and hearts and owls too....
Delorse

Viagens pelo Brasil - Conhe├žo essa cidade said...

Cool work and cool blog, congratulations!