Monday, January 30, 2006

Book Crossing

I sent the Discovery book to Dennis today, and when I returned home I found Sylvia's Subconscious Dreamscapes in my maibox. I can't even begin to describe the thrill I felt...it's happening! It's like all kinds of creative energy is being released. Can you feel it?



My first page (of the Discovery book) is dedicated to day and night and discovering ways to tap into the sensations and emotions they evoke in me. Both pieces are done with markers and collage.

10 Comments:

Blogger Adamea said...

:-D wonderful!!!
:-))))) i like very much the first drawing

6:20 AM  
Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

simply stunning images. so beautiful- love your style :)

6:41 AM  
Blogger Leezy said...

carla, these are so beautiful. I love what you did with the contrast in colours and they are both so peaceful. Very beautiful ...

And yes, I feel the energy - I got Daniel's book and can't ait to see the others in person ....

12:54 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

Taking another look up close, I adore the details in the grass and the mountains. In fact, the detail is mind blowing in both pieces, msut have taken a long time. I really like your concept about emotion with discovery, too. Very cool.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Dennis West said...

Well, I received Carla's book in the mail yesterday and I have to say that I exprienced a variety of emotions, but the most overriding of them was fear. I'm terrified of messing this thing up! I guess my biggest consolation is that I'm going to be pasting most of my work in the book, but I'm also going to be doing some washes right on the paper, and if I mess up anything that Carla did, I'll... well, it won't be good.

Great work Carla. These scans don't do your actual work justice. I love the fine pen work. Very beautiful.

1:09 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Thanks, Dennis! Please don't worry... those pictures are pretty well-padded...they're attached to a background and then attached to the book. I can't wait to see what you do:>

6:07 PM  
Blogger Beth Berst said...

Ah, scratchboard. I use to be a scratch-addict in college.

Seeing this makes me smile, remembering how it felt to make all those textures into the black india ink coated paper.

Yours turned out quite lovely, as did your cover. Can't wait until it comes my way and I can see it in person.

And if you ever need any extra pieces of scratchboard or clayboard black, just let me know! I've got plenty!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Beth Berst said...

I just read that this is not scratchboard, but gel marker! I was amazed to read this! It looks nothing like gel marker to me, thanks for fooling me! :)

11:38 PM  
Blogger melko said...

These images stay with me. I think they turned out really beautiful. I love all the details and the colors are perfect.

5:07 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Carla, can I purchase a small Fox-Moon print?

3:56 PM  

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