Friday, August 20, 2010

6x8 journal

Here is my latest journal and the reason I am suddenly having a love/hate relationship with journaling lately.  I LOVE the 6x8 size for ease of fitting into my purse and those tiny round coffee house tables.  I hate the size because there isn't enough room to do anything I like on the pages. 
These top 2 images are the covers to this journal.  It is actually a poster that came in one of my henrick drescher books...don't really know which one.  I have been adding more and more doodles everytime I sit down to work in it.
not enough room to put a middle image inside the borders so I just put it over the borders.
 sure wish my neon colors would show up on the web.  they are subtle on the page but make a huge difference.
certainly not my best pages I've done...
so this page and the last 2 are still unfinished.  I did these 3 while teaching in cleveland.  Because of the size of the class, I demo'd an actual page to 3 different groups.  I have to say I LOVE these because they seem to have a raw energy to them that came out when I was working fast and not thinking about anything...or really caring much if they came out good.

I'll repost these when I get some text on them and finish them up.

36 comments:

  1. the raw ones are the best... when we are able to let go, our best comes out... (at least that is what I think. :O)
    Hope to workshop with you someday!
    ~hugs

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  2. These are fabulous, Teesha. The second to last one is especially riveting... something about that face.

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  3. absolutely fascinating the way your wheels go round & round!!

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  4. YOU are definitely the QUEEN of art journaling. I'm sorry that the size doesn't work for you, I'm all about convenience so I love the 5x8 moleskine. I guess you have way too much in your head that needs to be out than I do...hee hee....I love these pages...so much versatility :D

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  5. Just fantastic Teesha, what a pile of inspirational imagery !!

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  6. Your journal-pages alway make me so ... happy! Maybe it´s all the yellow. I think I´m gonna try using more yellow for a while, see if it does anything to my mood. (which isn´t bad at all! just a home-psychology-test :-)

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  7. Well, I personally love your journal pages! I started a journal but was using 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and found it was too big...Maybe I'll try this smaller size. Thanks so much for sharing. It's a great journal!!!

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  8. I've found over the years that I like to make each new journal a different size/shape/stitch as it pushes me in different directions. :)
    It works for me and loosens me up and forces me to work in different sizes. Working BIG is easy for me. Working small is not. ;)

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  9. Hi Teesha, Just want to tell you I'm totally in love with your work!!! The collages... the borders... your handwriting... the colors... so amazing and so inspirational!!! My "faces" album has a crocheted cover but I got the idea when I saw your covers made out of pieces of fabric. Thnaks for sharing your work and I'm still in oooh and aaah over your last work so I,m gonna take an other look at it!!

    Have a nice weekend!!

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  10. Need an idea for Journalfest?
    How about how music informs your hand as you draw...words or no words? Take what comes or play something specific? Classic and flowing? Edgy and percussive? Does it change what is on the page? What about the same image but with different soundtracks? How does color, or no color affect the mix?
    I'm thinking there's a whole workshop there.

    Checked out the Solar Feilds song you mentioned...not my style, but I do see how it can inform repeatitive strokes and rhythmic line...I have never thought of making a playlist for just_doodling_ before. I'm on it!
    L.

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  11. Really love your journal pages. Such inspiration. I'm just at the beginning of my journalling journey and love seeking out new ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent, x

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  12. Can't believe you don't love ALL of the pages, Teesha! They're all tons of fun!

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  13. I love the raw ones best, too. Great fun and full of energy.

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  14. I love your journal but if the size doesn't work for you, there is only one solution....get a bigger purse. ;)

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  15. your pages are so amazing and inspiring. I'm almost wordless as I look and soak them in!

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  16. Fabulous pages as ever. I love this size for carrying around, I made a larger one but have to carry it in my hand as it won't fit in my bag.

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  17. I really do love these pages. And I love what the covers -- the colors and the doodles. But perhaps the size of this journal is just too limiting for your unlimited creative energy!

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  18. I DO love this journal, size, cover, and ALL!
    XOXOrly

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  19. They look good to me.

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  20. love the yellow. Warmly, Karen

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  21. Teesha, give yourself a break! Fab work, all of it. Wish I could do what you do. I'm learning photography at the moment, and I'm quite hard on myself too. I've been looking at your blog for years... I'm always inspired by your creative talent. Think you need a bigger bag to carry around, or get into doodling on your iPad! Mx

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  22. You are soooo fantastic!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Love these pages!!! I haven't worked in a small book yet...that's next! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  24. I love the free spirit last pages! You're right - it gets better when you don't think too much about it... I struggle with this all the time. Thanks for the inspiration again!

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  25. Anonymous7:55 AM

    Looks beautiful Teesha. Hey somewhere recently I saw a list of "art music" you enjoy listening to in the studio on a blog interview but now can't find it again. Love your recommendations...can you please do an update here on your blog? Thanks so much!

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  26. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Hi Teesha - love these! Hey recently I saw a blog interview with you somewhere in which you made some newish art studio music recommendations (some of your favorites). I really appreciate these - have found some of my favorites through your recommendations in years past. Could you please do a post of this nature with some recommendations on your blog sometime! Thanks - Laura

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  27. Carol Ponsford9:19 AM

    As always I think your journals are fascinating!

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  28. wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...(deserves more wonderfuls)...your work, when I see it just makes me breath a huge sigh of pleasure....you are a journal master!..esp love the painted round face and the words all over her dress, just gorgoues...oh here I go with another superlative......xxx..julia

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  29. Teesha...your work is just so amazing!!!!!!!! All I can say is 'Wow'.......

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  30. It seems to me that you have 2 options Teesha:
    1. Embrace the discipline of working in miniature or,
    2. Get a bigger bag!
    Certainly the size of the journal doesn't diminish the zestiness of your work . . .

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  31. teesha, you are amazing. I beleieve You would be as bright a person as your choice of colors.

    xoxo

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  32. i love the chiuaua!! what neon colors are you talking about?
    love, deb j
    xxx

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  33. Your journal pages are just so amazing to me....

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  34. wow! i LOVE the colors and lines of your artwork. so fun to look at!

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  35. wow great choice of colors... you should upload some of your work to daloo.org it would have a sound appearance on there..

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