Hi everyone! It's Aliza here today, and I have a little summer mini album to share with you all. I'll be honest, the album isn't finished, but then again, neither is my summer just yet.
Going into this summer, I knew that we did not have any grand vacation plans. But our long, lovely days have been filled with work, small trips, and activities close to home. Lots of these days did not have any stories to go along with them, but still I wanted to capture all the ways we stayed busy before the summer is all gone.
Now a little while ago, I bought this adorable little blank, hardcover book. It's been sitting in my desk waiting for the perfect project. Then, an even littler while ago, I came across an Edward Gorey mini book, called The Eclectic Abcedarium. It's small (like my little, adorable blank book), with tiny drawings, and few words, and when I held it in my hands, I immediately felt inspired to tackle my own mini book.
So, without further ado, my mini book, inspired by Edward Gorey, but that looks nothing like Edward Gorey's work, because really, I am not on that level of wonderful. And, also, there are no deliciously creepy illustrations in my mini album. (Except perhaps the dinosaur skeleton holding a ball of playdough.)
1. Even if your entire summer was spent close to home, and even at work, there is still plenty to record.
2. Do you have a product you've been wanting to use? Challenge yourself to find a way to use it.
3. Find some artwork that you love, and use that as inspiration for your next project. Even if the end product bears little resemblance to the original. (Except for maybe a dinosaur skeleton holding play dough.)
Thanks for letting me share my process with you!