There was something about all those blank pages just waiting for that personal touch. Now, I wish I had saved mine, but I have a tendency to shed things.
For the last few months, I have not been able to shake off the memories of those books, and I think now, that I know why. It's time for an updated autograph book.... but, with a different slant.
So, I bought a 9"x12" Bee Paper Aquabee sketchbook with 93 lb drawing paper, so that I could use both dry and wet media. And, I began to trace the hands of various people in my life.
I talk to them a bit about their interests or whatever, and see what their favorite colors might be. And from there, I develop a page.
Cassie's Hands is the first page that I've finished. She is a young friend of mine (age not quite in the double digits) with a wonderful curiosity and enthusiasm for.... well, nearly everything it seems.
I chose to feature her love for giraffes and mangoes.
This is my first real 'full page' attempt at working with mixed media. All I can say is 'that's it's a real learning process."
And, as these things go, the page is a bit oversized for my scanner, so I had to photograph it and then crop my table out of the image.