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Friday, March 2, 2012


"The Sketchbook Project is a traveling library that archives thousands of artists' sketchbooks from across the globe and shares them with the public." This is sponsored by The Brooklyn Art Library of Brooklyn, New York. You can find out more here: http://blog.sketchbookproject.com/ I really enjoyed doing this little book and my wish is that others would find it encouraging as it travels the many places it will go. This is front and back cover painted with with metallic acrylic paints, followed by a vintage doilie and then Glimmer Misted. The words on the right, the cover, say "HOPE," my chosen theme and on the lower left, back cover, is the digital code, along with my name for cataloging the many books they will receive. This allows people to look for specific books by name when they visit the tour sites across American, London, England and Sydney, Australia.
First pages. Brushed on paint and stamps.
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." Psalm 62:5. "Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is Love.
Tree of Hope. Done with Glitter Mist sprays, paint dabber and tea tags. There are many verses and quotes on each page, but you have to enlarge to read them.
"Now FAITH is being SURE of what we HOPE for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews: 11:1
This page is tea stained. The paper was thin so it wrinkled easily, but I rather like that effect.
Last page. It was fun to do.
So that's it. Hope you liked it. Let me know what you think. Would love some critic.
This is the envy my book went off in. It was fun to do too.


Piimanyx said...

I love your journals !
So cute and delicious. I really love your work !

Coleen said...

Thank you Piimanyx, what an encourager you are.

Mary C. Nasser said...

So gorgeous, Coleen!
Love the layers of paints, stamps, collage!
I'm especially fond of the layout with the map hearts. :)
Wonder if our sketchbooks will be displayed near each other. :)
All the best,
Mixed-Media Map Art

DeeJae (Deb) said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Wish I could really see it in person! :-)


Tricia said...

Hi, Colleen, I came here following your comment on my Pinterest. This is a great journal. I have heard of the Sketchbook Project, but was too chicken to take part. Maybe next year.... I love your book. The cover is awesome and I love your theme. I also love that you filled it with scripture. What a great way to spread God's love! Take care!
Tricia Leng

Coleen said...

Hi Tricia, My thoughts precisely, so there are many verses and some thoughtful quotes as well. My hope was that it would be an encouraging word. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.
Hugs, Coleen

Coleen said...

Thanks for stopping by Mary. What a blessing you are. I like doing things with maps and so am always watching for project ideas, therefore I'm headed to your site next. Would love to see your sketchbook too. Would you like a foreign map? I can sent one.
Blessings, Coleen

Coleen said...

Hi Deb, Thanks for your lovely comment. When they digitize the books, and I'm not sure when that will be, you can probably then see them up close at the Brooklyn Art Library site. There is much small verse and quotes that cannot be read even blown up here. Hope your 2012 is going well. How's the job?
Hugs, Coleen

Linda said...

Coleen........ love the journal. I DO love all the layers. It's intriguing and has so much to see... it's so full of you and of your faith and walk with God. It's a treasure!

Coleen said...

Thank you for your kind words, Linda. I hope it will encourage others along the way. An interesting way to send a witness out into the world.

jewell said...

lovely...I like what you did and the way you did it- and how you incorporated the things close to your heart.

Sharon said...

Hi Coleen, What a great job on your journal! It is just beautiful. love your art!

Jessica said...

Your journal is so pretty. There is so much going on (in a good way). It keeps drawing me back in to look again and again. Each time I see something new.

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