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I decided to make an art journal of all the poems I wrote for laurasalas 's 15 Words or Less poetry exercise she does every Thursday. I downloaded all the pictures for any of the photo prompts I wrote a poem for. They're all printed out and waiting to go on the pages. Today I finally finished all the backgrounds in the journal. These are a few of my favorites.

Now it's time to start phase 2, collaging the photos and adding the poems.












A few more in my album over on Flickr.
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wordsrmylife
June 3rd, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
What a lovely idea! I look forward to seeing a few finished samples.
susanwrites
June 3rd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's a fun project when I hit writer's block.
slatts
June 3rd, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
THOSE!
...are absolutely AWESOME backgrounds—so good, they could remain foregrounds.
susanwrites
June 3rd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: THOSE!
Thanks, Slatts. That means a lot coming from you. I really need to work on my color combos because I end up gessoing or painting over a lot of pages because I don't yet "get" how the colors work together. Sometimes that works for building up layers and sometimes it doesn't. Time to go watch another episode of my color class.
onegrapeshy
June 3rd, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Just beautiful!
susanwrites
June 3rd, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
d_michiko_f
June 3rd, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
soooo gorgeous! And no blank pages there! :) Already full of color and promise and hope!
susanwrites
June 3rd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
thank you!
candice_ransom
June 3rd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
Messin' around in that gorgeous studio again . . . I love the sketchbook project. I might (might) join it myself. Thanks for telling me about it.
susanwrites
June 3rd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm having fun playing. Today I've been adding the photos I printed out and some decorative papers. The pages have reached the point where I hate them and think I've ruined them. I seem to get to that point just before I put the words on and do the pen work. :)

I'm excited about the Sketchbook project. I heard the books are pretty flimsy and held together with staples (it has to be expensive to mail out so many of them) but we can rebind them or do whatever we want as long as they are the same height and no more than 1" wide.
mariannenielsen
June 5th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
What a great idea!
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