This page is very recent and I made it because I'd been inspired by some black and white (well shades of grey really) journals I'd seen online. It seemed a very interesting way to work and although I didn't want to do a whole journal this way, I chose to try it out for the last page in the current one
You'll have seen my Modigliani ladies before - and not least the ones from the accidentally copied in black and white page. I sourced the images on Google and made a collage sheet with them, which I now copy at need. That first non colour page was a happy accident that I've had a lot of use from.
So with these ideas in mind I made a monochrome copy of another of my home-made collage sheets and used that here. The background is a simple coat of grey acrylic paint, with borders cut from my collage sheet. I then went on to add bits and pieces like the bunting shapes at the top, and the clock, and then of course my Modigliani lady - I'd avoided using this one because she never seemed to fit before with what I was doing ....
There will be a few more pages from this A5 journal to share, but at the moment I'm doing exploratory work in a new size, and loving it! My new journal is SQUARE, which gives me just that bit more scope, and the paper is so much better quality. Its approximately 8 x 8, so it still sits comfortably on the shelf, but the question now is whether I buy more of these or bite the bullet and try making some of my own?
And of course a number of people asked after the adopted pussycat, and the news is GOOD. William, as we've named him, has settled in amazingly quickly. He and Stanley are on their way to be firm friends and enjoy taking turns to chase each other around the house. Apparently their relationship will be less combative once William is neutered - he's so very distinctively male at the moment that my beloved calls him "fluffynuts". Here's a picture of an early meeting between the boys - William is the black one.