Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sketchbook project pages!

I've been trying trying trying to finish up my sketchbook!!! I've got maybe 12 spreads left to complete, and I've got to send it in by next Saturday!
I'll admit, I've cheated a little by incorporating some art I've done before! Here, I made a pop-up page with these watercolor monsters holding baby animals that I've had laying around since last year! And, I've glued lots of pages together...
Here's a sketch of a monster holding an owl :) Bobby really likes this one. If I have time, I might watercolor it, but ONLY if I finish all the other pages first.
And this page is just some doodles and stamping with pigment powder... Not 100% satisfied with it, though. Sitting is my most painful position, and I'm not allowed to sit for more than 20ish minutes, 30 at absolute maximum. It doesn't really allow for the level of creativity or quality that I want! But still, I'm trying!

Today marks 3 weeks post-surgery! I'm feeling pretty good!!! I'd say the pain level is equal to what I was experiencing before the surgery, but now I've been walking 1.5 miles every day! So that's awesome :) And I get better every day, so I'm really hoping to finish my sketchbook before the deadline. I know I'll be capable of doing more and more as the days go by. I hope everyone has been having a beautiful and good new year so far! Happy Thursday, friends!
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10 comments:

ruby murray said...

Wishing you some more pain free minutes, loving the sketchbook so far!!

Aly B said...

I love the colors your using and I think the last page is adorable.

Christia said...

Oh! That monster with the owl is ADORABLE! I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Monkey Cookies! said...

Kira you are amazing! I love what you can do even in the amount of pain you deal with. You are really inspiring to me! Love the sketchbook! Amazing!!!!

Deb said...

Me? I love the Monster with the HooHoo!!

Oddbreed said...

very creative!

Hannah - Mary P said...

I really love all the pages. I actually really like the one you aren't sure about - ad for someone coping with a severe amount of pain then...well I take my hat off to you :)

houndini said...

Wow what a sketchbook!
I also LOVE the name of your blog!
Best - Houdini

Kira =] said...

I adore the monster sketch with the owl! So cute!

sarah d. morris said...

Hey there! I'm sorry to here about your surgery but I hope you have a swift recovery. I'm loving all the projects you have posted up here since I last visited - keep creating and keep your head up. :)