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Jotter Notebooks on Artfire Great Shades of Green with Unlined Paper


More New Jotter Notebooks
Originally uploaded by lessherger

These jotters almost didn't make it to Artfire. I'm so in love with the shades of green on the covers of these notebooks these almost remained mine.IF I didn't already have a box full of jotters these would have been mine. My loss is everyone's gain 'cause they are on ArtFire here.

You can also follow the link to the images of these on Flickr and see more pictures of jotters and other notebooks.

Cordebra’s 2004 Journal

Another vid from Cordebra on YouTube. This is a journal made in 2004, shuts like a moleskine but is more colorful on the outside.

Cordebra’s Handmade Journal

A little blurry but a nice little vid of a handmade journal filled with art. Love the Hedgehog binding and the finished journal. It’s quite nice.

Stay as You are inspiration Animation

This is a neat little animation featuring a notebook as a backdrop. I’m pretty sure it’s only MADE to look like stop motion animation but tis’ pretty sweet anyway. I liked it quite a bit.

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More Moleskine Inspiration

Another moleskine brand sketchbook. I like this one too.

Moleskine Inspiration

Check out this cool Moleskine brand Japanese fold notebook. I particularly like the smoke treatment.

Hump Day Prompt: Ink Wash

HDprompt

Get 3 waterproof containers. In the first put 3 drops of ink, the next 5 and the last 8.
Add to each jar 1oz of filtered water. Mix well.

Start with the lightest shade and start an image.
Work your way through an image, adding darker darks until you work your way up to straight india ink.

Try a springy liner brush and a small mop.

Ink wash is fun and forgiving.

Hump Day Prompt: Crayon Resist by TimeWithTascha

HDprompt

This week's HD Prompt is from YouTube's TimeWithTascha

All about crayons and using them as a resist. It's short it's fast. Watch it.

Etsy Update 6-24-2008

Just a quick update about my etsy shop.
I've got loads of items up there though I've not been posting about them.

You can find the following there:
9 sets of Jotter notebooks
5 hedgehog or moleskine style journals
11 various styles of recycled journals
1 large leather journal
2 art supply rolls
1 sewing cradle
 See everything here!

Book Review Monday: Celebrate Your Creative Self: Mary Todd Beam

Celebrate Your Creative Self (CYCS from here on) is a book that is for "artists" it's supposed to help you unleash your inner artist. There are 25 exercises in this oversize book that if you are in an artistic rut that if you read and DO them that can help get you out of that rut. (Sort of like when you get your car stuck on ice and you use your car mats to get unstuck…) The key here is that the ideas within are EXERCISES. That means you have to get your materials out and use them. That's the hard part.

The exercises are easy and can get you working sort  of in that automatic writing style. Once you get going you "get going."

This book is easily found just about anywhere and is easy to read but it's a studio book and not a bed side book.

I give it 3/5 binder's needles and 1 paint covered thumb up, only because I like my art instruction separate from my inspiration. This is a great book if you like the 2 mixed. You can get it here.

Here's a video from Millande with a short clip about the book. Turn your volume up, otherwise you won't be able to hear her audio.