october 21

10-21-15 "clear your mind"
10-21-15 “clear your mind”

5×8″ ink marker, colored pencil, watercolor pencil on sketchbook page

Doodling—originally I thought I would do marker doodling all over the white spaces. But I thought it might look too busy and it would be even harder to read the quote. And it would have taken more time, probably. In any case, after the marker and colored pencil work, I used two colors (blue and lavender) on the background with a tiny bit of yellow around the artist’s name.

The artist I’m quoting, Emily Martin, lived and worked in Iowa City at the time of my interview (1998). She was making a lot of artist’s books at that time, as well as paintings and sculpture.