Saturday, September 01, 2007

Good Evening

Good Evening,
If you are just visiting for today, you may wish to go the the first post for the day as this is the continuation of my weekend ART project.

I finished a layer on each page of glazes. I tried very hard to get a dark, neutral look. My inspiration for the darkness is Judy Wilkenfeld at Red Velvet Creations. She does the most gorgeous work and in dark tones that just grab me.

All I can say is somebody is going to have to hide the colors from Norah'S sight. No matter how hard I try, color just creeps in. For example, I was all done with this stage and picked up the green gold that I had so far resisted. I agreed with her, the muse, that if I was going to do flowers on each page, I needed to add a little green now.

These pages above and below are ready for the next step. But I think I am a bit pooped for today. It's time to go to sleep on the couch. Well, that's what I do when it is too early to go to bed.

dream your dreams

Here is my first sketch. You may notice it is in the back of the book. Not quite the last page but close. It just happen to be the page that spoke to me.

In the CPS article Jean Littlejohn says, "No page is ever complete; each can be revisited and worked into to provide a constantly evolving reference."

I like that. I like knowing that I have given myself permission to come back to this page and the others again and again.

Will you come back tomorrow? I will be getting up early to start working on the cover. I hope my inspiration for that works out. You know I will show ....and tell......

More later,



  1. Oh, you have been busy! This is a creative explosion! I love the colors, and layers, and the flower... can't wait to see more!

  2. I'll certainly be back tomorrow. I can't believe all you've done in a day.

    This piece is magnificant!


  3. Wow, you have been very busy! I got my copy on Friday and it was the same article that got me going. It is a fabulous sketchbook, both yours and hers! I Love seeign the way your projects progress. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the book.

  4. Thank you so much for generously sharing your progress with this project as you completed each stage. I felt I was there with you, in the studio :-)

  5. this is beautiful - I am really enjoying seeing it evolve

  6. Wow, wow, WOW!!! Sharon, from the looks of it, you and Norah have done it again. I am getting a new monitor today so I can't wait to really see this (my current monitor is too dark to see much!), but from what I can see, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    I flipped through that edition of CPS this week at B&N and actually thought about you and was thinking that one of the editors over there needs to know about you and your talent because you are perfect to be pubbed in their mag!!! smiles...

  7. This is sooooooo cool Sharon. You can imagine the trouble I had trying to tone down my colours for Judy's ABRR, it's probably still more colourful than the others.

  8. The colors of each page are so lush...and each are stunning all by themselves. The whole journal is truly inspired beauty. Your take on the process shared by other artists is unique and so YOU.

    Best ~ Rella

  9. Sooooo beautiful Sharon, I love the different posts on your progess :)) Cant wait to read more!!!

  10. You make beautiful book pages. If you ever have a swap or fat book exchange call me! :>))

  11. like zorana said...such creative explosions over here!! just love it!


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