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Endings & Beginnings

Friday October 26th, 2007, 7 years, 4 months and 1 week ago

Well, yesterday was my birthday & I waved goodbye to my 30s. I also just happened to finish my current sketchbook the same day (I rip through at least one a month) & my new scanner was delivered. So put it all together & what do you get? A blog entry with some scans from my sketchbook.

I’m a perfectionist by nature (& I don’t mean that in a good way) so I have to approach my sketchbooks with the attitude that they’re for my eyes only & it doesn’t matter how messy & unfinished they are. If I was too conscious of showing them to other people, it’d defeat the purpose of having a place to scribble down the seeds of ideas that may or may not grow into something. So for that reason, my sketchbooks are not particularly interesting…but here are a couple of the less scribbly pages.

You might recognise the fox from my Fox & Flowers print. The colour samples are gocco inks.

In other news…I’ve been adding more pages to my blog, including one about my mailing list (there will soon be a link to it in my sidebar). Just wanted to let you know that subscribers to my mailing list will be eligible for monthly giveaways & the first one will be held at the beginning of November, so go join my email list if you’d like to be in the running for regular Magic Jelly freebies!

9 Responses to Endings & Beginnings

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  1. I love your fox & flowers print! Your blog is great, I’m very drawn to good graphics, I’m so impressed. It’s great to see a glimpse of your sketchbooks. Happy Belated Birthday too.

    Reply to iSew Oct 27th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  2. Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

    Thanks iSew! I love looking in other people’s sketchbooks too…it’s nice having that little bit of insight.

    Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Oct 27th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  3. Thanks for the peek into your sketchbook! I love to see little bits of other peoples thought and creative process. Happy belated birthday and thanks for the Charlie Parker, one of my favorites!

    Reply to kate Oct 27th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  4. Marilyn says: pulpsushi.typepad.com

    Oh I just adore the little girl holding the balloon sketch. Too cute! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Reply to Marilyn Oct 27th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  5. meiyi says:

    i am new to Gocco printing. Would it be fine with you to share your printing process for the fox n flowers print? :)

    Reply to meiyi Oct 29th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  6. its lovely to see your processes, those sketches are a treat. hey, and a happy belated birthday to you!
    i wish you lots of luck for the year ahead:)
    Lou ^_^

    Reply to lou Oct 29th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  7. Christina Platt says: bamboletta.com

    I am in love with your blog! Great work, it’s super friendly and very stylin’..can’t wait to read more :)

    Reply to Christina Platt Oct 30th 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  8. Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

    Meiyi…the Fox & Flowers print was done using 2 screens – one with orange & gold inks, the second with brown & bronze. It did require some tight registration & I’m writing a tutorial on gocco registration very soon & posting it in my blog! :)
    Thanks Lou & Christina! :)

    Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Nov 1st 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago
  9. I love your gocco print check my blog out too as I like to use my gocco! well done! x x

    Reply to liz Nov 2nd 2007, 7 yrs and 4 mths ago

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