Hi.

I'm Cait Sherwood, a mixed-media painter who works into art journals.

I make art from the trash of the art I made before.

MARCH: WEEK 4

My artist friend Meag Busch introduced me to The Sketchbook Project.  Right away I knew I would be into participating.  

You pay a fee and then they mail you a small sketchbook.  It's very simple, it's thin white paper stapled together with a brown cardstock kraft paper cover.  Then you get a few months to fill it out. You mail it in and then they add the sketchbook to their library where people can come browse them.  There is a digital version of the library too.

As usual I used a lot of old drawings and paintings on paper as collage elements.  A few of the drawings pictured are of Leonora Carrington, the artist.  She is my favorite--a female artist working in and around the Surrealist movement--learn more about her here.

The cover was fun.  I glued a bunch of fake flowers down, then gessoed over in them in a few thin layers, letting them dry in between.  Then I painted that flowery surface.  So gaudy, so good.

The cover was fun.  I glued a bunch of fake flowers down, then gessoed over in them in a few thin layers, letting them dry in between.  Then I painted that flowery surface.  So gaudy, so good.

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I will share more pictures soon, I have many.  

It's funny because I learned recently that I am a "rebel" in terms of how I approach habits/doing things, which means I resist inner expectations and outer expectations.  So even though I art journal every day I still struggled to get myself to art journal into the certain little book that The Sketchbook Project sent me.  I had to really push forward at the end to fill it up.  It reminds me of being in school and not reading the assigned books, even though I read lots of books on my own.  Whenever possible, I want to pick what I do.  Haha.

If this looks fun to you, check out The Sketchbook Project! It's really fun and it's not a lot of pressure at all.

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