Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"I Remember Mama"




The French words say:

"This is a test page " in a journal I found up

in the studio that appeared to be like a

Moleskine with lines, which I had been

wanting to try, liking what I had seen

Katherin Jebsen-Marwedel do . So I did

testing on a full back door page and

this I Remember Mama on an 'up front' spread.

I found the Pitt pens did not bleed through,

and the waterpencils and water brush worked

ok, if you are sparing with the water

amount....but the page is a bit thinner

than the Moleskine and probably would

not bother a pencil or pen artist. Or

straight text journaler. I did have to go back

and add the lines that got lost in the colors.

So since I know I won't use this, I am offering it

as a freebee---leave a comment and when

the name is drawn after there's enough

interest, I will email the winner for the

address to mail it to...


28 comments:

marancat said...

just realise that whenever I open your page I am almost holding my breath as I never know what to expect! Again - amazing! I would love to have this book.

Anonymous said...

I left a comment for Marancat that sailed off to some far sea of mists and rising tides--so here goes again, I always look forward to her coments as they are most discriptive which makes us both feel good......

Anonymous said...

Oh Winna,
This is so wonderful! I am getting ready to go on a trip to see my Mama who has had to go into a nursing home. I so wish I had thought of this and prepared one so while there I could make notes on this visit and then reminise backward from there. I still can make the notes and do something when I get home. Thanks so much for the inspiration I would love to own the book

scus said...

You always come up with new ideas., your are truly amazing. I am proud to have an advantage over most of the bloggers., I took lessons with you for years., and you are a very good friend!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Annonymous--I wish I knew who you are, as what if you win? I Hope you have a nice visit with your Mom--- perhaps you can find some little joyful thing to remember and sketch or write about even a spoken word or gentle touch...winna

Anonymous said...

Oh Scus, I did love the visit with you but feel I talk too much and seem to not listen well---but I try and you have such interesting things around being the owner of Checkerboard Antiques--I'm looking forward to the new opening in yor shop...now there's a place of sketch book pages!! winna

Sandy said...

Oh Winna what a glorious start to this exciting journal -I always admire your work !! How lucky that winner will be!!

Rhonda said...

I have never thought of the back pages being called any thing, but I like the saying, the back door of the journal. Your work is always fasinating to me.

crowtracks said...

Thanks for your email with the link to your blog page. The "I Remember Mama" cover art is great and as usual your art tends to make the viewer stop and fire up ones imagination. I sure am interested what you come up with for the final art cover.

Roland

Geri Ann said...

You're work is very inspirational, I love to see what new things you'll have next.
I also checked out photos of Katherin's work - you were right - great stuff there as well!

angeltreats said...

I love this spread Winna, there's always so much to look at on your journal pages.

Oma3 said...

Your encouragement means so much to me, as I think your work is wonderful. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.

raena said...

I love your work and would love to have a sketchbook with your drawing in it! Please count me in!

Dorothy said...

Winna, the give-away journal is enchanting. I'm going to look up Katherin's work - I'm sure she'll be wonderful too!

Your work always inspires me!

john.p said...

Another great spread! Do you have a French connection? You seem at ease in the writing, as if it's in your
ancestry.

Anonymous said...

John,
No French ancestry, but like John Astin in The Adam's family. I am captivated to hear it spoken in songs or anytime when it sounds come hithery---I am Coast of Maine English, Scotch , Irish---guess that's a Yankee with dry humor a turn on, and as stubborn as the rockbound coast of Maine. winna

Anonymous said...

I think Wilson will be very upset if the book leaves...but maybe if it ended up right down the street he wouldn't be as upset!

Alex said...

^^ Eventhough it's just a test, it's still a nice looking test! :) I am starting to wonder why are people here keep giving out free stuff? Are you guys all super-rich and driving a Ferrari to groceries stores or something?
:p

Joan Gillman Smith said...

This is a spread that is right up there with your usual clever, whimsical, beautiful work. I checked out Katrin Jebson Marwedel's flickr site. I can see she is a kindred spirit to you Winna.

Sketch Gurl said...

Your sketch pages are vibrant and full of life.

nanke's stuff said...

Winna, I am so impressed with the variety of styles you use in your art. It's always a treat to see what you've been up to! nancy

deborah said...

Thanks for offer your *test book*, it looks interesting...Its nice to give things away once in awhile...as I say this, my giveaway will be on the first, and I am excited...

Jules said...

I like the idea of a journal's 'back door'! Enchanting as always.

Kathleen said...

Oh for the chance to have an original Winna I don't know that I would ever feel good about defacing your journal with my poor little scratches-

Margaret Ann said...

This is full of charm and cleverness...love the back door! :)

Claire M said...

Thanks for sharing the idea of this 'back door' for a journal. It is a neat way of organizing some experiments and leaving tracks of what you used/liked.

Anonymous said...

I learned the term Back Door of the journal from Jessica Wesolek in the beginner's Love This Journal course--which I reccommend to all new commers. Winna

Sarah Ketelaars said...

wow this is absolutely charming! A peek inside your sketchbooks is always so inspiring Winna.