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.

Week 10

Week 10

Tenth week of the year!

So, recently I decided my very small but cute/old/wooden desk was too small.  Once I decided that, I felt like I could do NOTHING until I changed my desk situation.  This happens to me every few months.  I feel this intense urge to change something about my art-making environment and I will summon all of my stubbornness and move mountains to make it happen.  

I decided I wanted an office-grade L-shaped desk, like the one I use at my day job.  BECAUSE, then I can have an area for my laptop and scanner (which I want to use more!) and an area for paint.

Mike helped me go pick up this cheap and behemoth desk last weekend, we forced it up our old staircase, and now it is here.  And as a result, I made a ton of art this week.

New "fawn" colored paper I started working into.  No plans, just went for it.

New "fawn" colored paper I started working into.  No plans, just went for it.

Second round of layering on the fawn paper.

Second round of layering on the fawn paper.

Began gluing some paintings on paper into my art journal, which is about full now! It's rare for that to happen.

Began gluing some paintings on paper into my art journal, which is about full now! It's rare for that to happen.

I was having a great time working into a large piece of paper, when I found myself cutting it into smaller pieces.  I always end up doing that?  

Because I am almost finished working into my handmade sketchbook (which I used on and off since 2011!), I began to make my new handmade sketchbook.  I love the cover I came across at an antique place.  Yes, I destroyed a book for the cover.

I painted some decorative patterns onto the end pages with gouache.  I will use some book cloth to reinforce the inside of the spine before I try to bind it.

Finally I cut down an old gouache painting on paper to make some pages (that's the orange-ish brown pages that you see) and some white drawing paper.  I made three signatures (groups of pages).  I will put a few more pages in once I come across the right thing, then I will choose a binding pattern and bind it.

This little 5x7 inch painting on paper is for sale!  It speaks for itself, I tried to draw the woods and got distracted. Easy to frame!  Click here to purchase.

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