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Re: [BKARTS] Artist sketchbooks



Carol wrote: I don't think this is off-topic.  Doing art journalling can be a
preliminary step to making an artwork, whether a piece of pottery, a
painting, or a binding.  It can also be no preliminary to anything, but
rather recording random thoughts that may (or may not) lead to
something sometime.  Creating leads to more creativity.

I think art journaling is certainly part of the world of book arts, though I don't exactly agree that it's "a preliminary step." I consider many art journals to be works of art in themselves, as do these artists:

http://johncopeland.com
http://sketchbob.com/gallery.htm
http://ninthwavedesigns.typepad.com/photos/moleskine_gallery/index.html
http://ninthwavedesigns.typepad.com/photos/nwd_guests_gallery/index.html

R.

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