|29 June 2003 ... Scribbles|
At the beginning of this month, I had decided that I wanted to do more visual stuff in my notebook. You know, more of those little scribble drawings that I do.
My current notebook is a large, 8x11 (21x27cm) book with unlined pages. I always write a "dedication" on the first page of my notebooks, and for this one it is:
It started out okay, but lately I had been writing pages and pages of words, and had gotten away from my sketches. So, my new goal is to make a drawing or a visual element every time I write.
And to that end, I bought my very first Dover Pictorial Archive books. If you've never heard of Dover, they provide books with copyright-free illustrations... mostly old engravings on which the copyright has run out (I'm pretty sure most of the stuff is 100+ years old).
Anyway. My line of thinking: my drawings from memory sometimes suck. heh. So, I need some practice. I need to draw more things that are right in front of me. But I do my notebooking in my bedroom, and I can only do so many crappy drawings of my box of pens and the guinea pigs and the ficus and the computers. If I had pictures of other stuff to look at, and not have to worry about the copyright (an important issue for me)... well, maybe my notebook will get more interesting.
I've had my Dover books for a couple weeks now, and my conclusion?
I LOVE clip art in books!!! :)
The books I bought:
And some links to check out:
Of course, every once in a while life inspires me to scribble. :) This is our bird feeder, as of yesterday morning. Last night, the bird seed was all gone! Basically it took them two days to empty it! Pigs.
Well, that's fine. I'll go buy some more seeds for them. This morning I went out to examine the leftovers. I was pretty sure that the finches weren't eating the sunflower seeds... watching them, it looked like they grabbed a sunflower, gave it a few chomps in their beak and then dropped it.
yep, sure enough, there were quite a few sunflower seeds that hadn't been broken into. Mostly, it was millet shells that were empty. I hope the store sells packages of seed that are mostly millet...
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