Tuesday, December 7, 2010

From the heart journal

I enjoy working in my new heart journal very much. This spread is based on an assignment from a dutch book on creativity and art (Creativiteit, geen kunst). The idea was to use eyes from magazines as a base for a journal spread.

Winter is here! We had the first snow on november 26, which was not much yet, but I had to take pictures of it as you can see at the bottom of the following spread. As I am writing this a lot more snow has fallen, but it all is turning into ice and getting to work is a risky business, since I live on top of a dune and always have to go down hill to get anywhere.

I love living on an island, because I always wanted to live by the sea and as any island we are surrounded by it. These pictures were taken of the Wadden Sea which is to the south of our island. The print turned out so blue not because of photoshop editing or freaky weather conditions, but because the printer ran out of magenta ink! I like the effect a print has when not all colors are available.

This is a small series of self portraits. Well, except for one, can you guess which one? ;-) But even that furry one is a part of me somehow.
Here you can also see the effect of the lack of magenta at work. The pictures turned out very yellow.

No journal is complete without at least one spread dedicated to my 'dorrebomen'. I did a post on them a few months ago. These are drawn with neocolor II crayons.

I am putting way more photographs into my journals than I used to, but then again, since I have a compact camera I am taking way more photographs than I used to. These are all pets of family members. Are they cute or what?