03 October 2008

The Big Draw -- Day Two

It isn't much, but here's my offering for Day Two of The Big Draw. All I did was draw in her face, but at least it was something! And actually, I did this at 2:45 AM on Day Three! But I was determined to draw something before I went to bed. 

Thursday was just one of those days! John and I hit the ground running, and I barely stopped. My Featured Artist Show gets installed on Saturday, and there is tons of stuff to do between now and then. And because I didn't have enough to do, I decided to make my own guestbook! I just wasn't inspired by the offerings of the local Hallmark store. I bought one just in case I don't get mine finished in time -- or in case I don't like it -- but I'm working hard to get it done. I think a handmade guestbook will be so much more interesting than one that came from Hallmark. I used one of Kelly Rae Roberts' techniques for my guest book. She outlines steps for making a journal out of old hardback book covers. I adapted her instructions for my guestbook. I've got 10 pieces of watercolor paper to bind between my book covers. I'll bind the book with ribbons. I think it will look nice. 

I only have a few things left on my to-do list, so preparations are coming along nicely. I'm a little panicky because there is anything at all to do, but it would be unreasonable to expect that I would get everything done days ahead of time. Many of the things I have to do will only take a minute or two -- I just have to sit down and do them! Friday is my day for that. But the big stuff is done, so I'm happy. 

4 comments:

Pallas said...

I love the face you put on the woman.

I'm sure your guest book will be lovely. I bet everyone will be eager to touch, and sign a handmade book.

Pallas

Karen said...

I love her--the exaggerated shoulders make her look very determined!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely colours, very nice picture!

Lynn said...

She looks great, pretty! Love how you did the painting and collage first and finally found her face, or made it come alive when ready!
No expectations here so we can keep amazing ourselves with what we do! ;-)