Sisterhood of the Traveling Sketchbook-October, Eva
Its been quite awhile since I had a sketchbook to work in. I'm actually kinda thankful that some of them were delayed as the last part of 2011 was a bit busy without the stress of getting entries done and out in a timely manner.
This book belongs to Eva and I hope you'll visit her blog and see all the lovely things she does. I seem to have a skip in months as the last one I did was for August and this book came ready for me to do the October spread. Not a big deal, but I had formulated some basic ideas for September and hadn't for October (Crap!!) so I had to do some serious thinking before I could start painting. It was odd to think of Halloween when the world is inundated with Chocolates, hearts and all things Valentine. This October I spent quite a bit of time working in a haunted house so I thought it'd be cool to try to bring some aspect of that to life for my entry. Spooky old house with huge lit windows. A monsterous harvest moon with tree limbs outlined in its glow. And of course a black cat on the fence. I really liked working on this once my idea was in place.
I wanted to try something new, something I hadn't seen before but had an idea for, and thus the fishing line spider web took shape over top of the journal spread.
And then I had to incorporate something with the web on the reverse side where my thoughts on October reside. I wrote different things that I love about October along the spider web on this spread to give it a bit more depth and interest. I also gave my not so creepy crawly spider green glitter eyes!
This book will be sent of to Lisa later today. I always have so much fun doing these entries and it is so wonderful to see the great art that each of them holds. I can't wait for the next one to arrive!