Hey - why didn't anyone say anything? Looks like in all the excitement of the trip out west, I forgot to post my Journal52 pages for July! Sorry about that - and I'll get August's up here too. I am still quite pleased that I have been keeping up with this. If anyone has ever tried to do something for 21 days to form a new habit (never-mind 52 weeks!) - you'll know what I mean.

Week 27 - Nostalgia

I don't know why, but I really love this photo of me and my brother Dave. It's faded and permanently bonded to the "magnetic" page of the album... but it just seems to sum up my childhood with him. And I like that I am a lot taller than him! (He is now over six feet tall... but I have more hair if that counts for anything?)

I had a scan of the entire album page which I printed out on Sheer Heaven and transferred to mixed media paper. I washed over with muddy acrylics and stamped the coffee rings on. I added color back into the faded picture with colored pencils, glued on photocopies of us, and wrote the text. And ripped the page out of the notebook.

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Week 28 - Technology

I worked on this piece every morning before comic camp classes. Which explains the comic-book styling and the "punchline" in the last "panel". (I'm talking about how Enthusiasm is literally pulling the switch - or has just pulled it - or whatever).

I drew it with a Sharpie pen, scanned it, and added color in Photoshop. It was hard not to over-color it with colored pencils, but I wanted the color to really stand out against the gray.

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Week 29 - Fashion

Yeh, well, I don't have much to say about Fashion. This quote sums it all up perfectly.
"I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." Gilda Radner. Drawn with a brush marker.

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Week 30 - Positive Words

I admit I had to look up suggestions on the internet. But once you start listing words that strike a chord, it is very inspiring! The words were drawn with gray markers, then outlined and tangled with a Sharpie pen, and finally, shaded with pencil.

© Sandy Steen Bartholomew

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