Yup. I am a terrier - just shaking the stuffing out of this whole video embedding - why won't it work - why did it work once and not now? - what did I do differently? - why can't I find an answer to my question (that I can understand)? - who invented code anyway? Isn't that what language is for? - don't give up - insanity.
But I think I got it. Maybe. Please please please don't make me cry Vimeo.
(Did I say that out load?)
I actually made a note when I bound this little booklet. It's left over paper from another binding project, and so it's small, about 4 1/2" x 5 1/2", and Strathmore Aquarious paper is pretty thin, so it's a really little booklet - perfect for carrying around all over the camp. I took a camping stool and rode a bike around with my stool and my painting supplies and a big floppy hat and the girls just ignored me. Unless they wanted to know the time. Which I never seemed to know.
This was the third of three small booklets I took with me. I had a larger one that I sketched in, but couldn't seem to paint on (I kept planning to add color when I got back to my housing, but then I'd end up talking or walking or just relaxing). The second booklet had long strips of scraps and I enjoyed that one the most in terms of structure. I tried all the different papers too, which was neat. This one was the last and by then I was glad to have a small format, but I also had gotten into a flow with line and detail that I felt good about.
I showed the scanned images yesterday, but I wanted to show how they all looked in the book.
Sometimes I really struggle with images of other peples journals in my head, and compare what I'm doing with "real" journals, but I didn't this time. I just had fun. Maybe because I was just doing the sketching and not planning or reviewing. I do like and apprecaite being able to see what other people do - at its best it helps me untangle assumptions I have about what and how and where to sketch. At worst it gives me ideas of right and wrong. I have to keep balancing the best and worst and this summer I kept repeating, "This is MY journal" like a two year old with a toy.