29 July 2009

looking back.



i have been commissioned to do a li'l art piece on a really big piece of paper. therefore my gigantic sketchbook made a showing this week. it has been collecting dust for an embarrassing eight years. turns out it doesn't even fit the dimensions i need, therefore a trip to the craft store to buy an even bigger sketchbook is penciled in.

a mere excuse to get back into art. to open up the big wide page of potential. i love that these sketchbooks hold drawings, collage, poetry and articles all on a single page. sometimes bigger is better. even if you have to tuck it some obscure place for safekeeping; it's worth it.

and once in a blue moon,
it is a very good idea to
stroll down memory lane.

10 comments:

jeffrey said...

ira glass is my hero! three cheers for t.a.l.

--r said...

how fun to see how you fill your sketchbook pages! it's always really interesting to see what other people collect and doodle and think about. and i love pulling out my old sketchbooks. of course, i've always got one (or two) going. right now i've got one in my work bag and two in my purse.

Travelin'Oma said...

Make sure you keep this work of art on the third shelf. (Benji will be all grown up and obedient by the time he can reach the third shelf.)

Erin said...

Marta, Melanie forwarded me on the email about your giveaway. How cool to meet again via blogs! :) I love your writing - and all the fun creative things you introduce. Your little Benjamin is adorable! :)

evylynn said...

Your sketchbooks are great! I always think about keeping a sketchbook--since I keep random slips of paper all over the house. I need to do something like this instead.

Tiffany said...

How fun to view your sketchbooks. I could spend hours and hours, I'm sure.

Ashely said...

funny...i read an old journal of mine last night. it brings me such a strange sense of peace.

summer said...

oh wow. these big pages look so inviting. thanks for sharing some of your sketchbook prettiness with us. it makes me want to find my markers and rip up magazines.

kitchendoor said...

Oh man, those are just lovely. So inspiring. Thanks, M!

country girl said...

You know, I've noticed that since I began blogging, emailing, facebooking, twittering, etc, that I'm not as hands-on creative as I used to be. Thanks for reminding me to do a little journaling and sketching. I love you collages.

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