My Earth and Erosion papers have been binded like this, with lots of extra space to write new notes in.
This morning I took out my travellog of our journey to the South-West of the United States of Amerika in 2014. I wanted to consciously re-connect with this journey by writing in my Earth and Erosion notebook.
You can read how I re-connect with journeys in this blogpost: Capture Your Precious Travel Moments for Future Creative Projects
It was a feast to read back about the walk in the Grand Canyon and our visit to Antelope Canyon. I marveled at the pictures with red hued layers. After an hour of reading I started drawing elements that spoke to me from my pictures.
I cut two L-shaped white elements that I place over a picture to find the detail I want to draw. Like this I isolate without distraction as you can see on picture below. Today I only drew with a black pencil. Tomorrow I will draw with earth colors.
My understanding why I love this landscape was growing with each drawing. It's in the stacking of colors, the grain of the sandstone, the curves and lines …
I even found use for my thick paper I made yesterday. I will use them to frame my pictures on.
In the afternoon I played with porcelain clay.
First I had to recycle dried clay by adding water to it. After laying it on a gypsum plate I soon got the right consistency to draw and form patterns in the soft clay.
I used only a paletknife as shown. After each texture I took some pictures and then I smoothend the surface and started all over.
This is the third day of Helga's Art Residence At Home. Previous posts are: