Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Something old with something new.

Old book I bought from a book shop in Southport 50p

Added my name to said book.

Ooooo a nice portrait of the Author.

My favourite funky bird is the owl.

Excited and Gone Fishing.

This is how they start their life.
Last year I bought this little old book with every intention of booking myself on to a Laura Kelmshall altered book work shop. Sadly when the time came to book the workshop I was not in a position to do so. The book has been on my book shelf ever since, until yesterday. I am a big you tube addict I plug my ear phones in whilst eating breakfast and get my daily fix of anything crafty that catches my eye. yesterday I was watching a video about keeping a journal sketch book. I really want to keep one when I go to Greece and I like Suzanne Mc Neils style of art journaling. Whilst watching her video the next one was by a lady called Cindy Shepard and she did these Zentagle birds on old printed book pages. I knew straight away what I had to do! Yep, get the little blue book off the shelf and out came my funky birds which I renamed "Classy Birds". The beauty about these little doodles is I did the foundation work for three birds at home, then coloured and zentangle doodled them whilst traveling on the train to Southport. My travel kit involved a couple of fineliner pens, some gliter/metalic gel pens and small tin of derwent intensive ink pencils and a water paint brush. I was so involved with my doodling that the 40 minute journey only seemed like five. I have to say I am hooked. I have lots of ideas wizzing around in my head. I now have my very own completely different altered book. I can feel another visit to the old book shop coming on. :)


barbara woods said...

like your drawings

Susan said...

Hi Barbara welcome to my blog and thank you so much for your lovely comment x:)

Lin said...

They are lovely Susan and a great way to pass the time on a train. xx