Sunday, July 19, 2009

drawing on old book pages

There's something about drawing on an old book page . The paper feels good . It takes pen and ink well .
and then there is the magic of the words ...

This is written at the top of page 322 :

"...completely to touch her at all . In the end nothing properly matched , except a certain sense of aloneness , which was only an ironic consequence .
She was left as she had been left then , without Phillip or the queenly Astrid of the Belgians either ,

occupying her own circle of space , in a reverberating echo pool of silence . "

It doesn't seem to matter much that I don't know the whole story of this book .... I just love certain phrases .

anyway > A print of this is in my Etsy shop

Oh and P.S. ..... yes I used Derwent Inktense pencil ...... the color is called ..... ' willow ' Oh I love that Inktense

13 comments:

deborahmarie said...

lovely. you have been very busy. little kitty dolls, clocks and more. big hug, deborah

sMacThoughts said...

Perfect! (words and image) I am going to have to give these Inktense a fair shake...will bring them to the beach house so I can really play with them. You do amazing things with them!

Lydia said...

She's great- like right out of the past.Wonderful !

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh i just love your book pages sandy!
they are enchanting!

Daphne said...

What fun! Have you thought of doing an altered book?

Oh those illusive Inktense pens! None of the art supply stores here carry them. When I see your lovely work I covet them. Must remember to search for them online. :-) You are SUCH an inspiration to me!

Susan said...

Love this page. Such a great idea. I remember the one you did in November with the lady and the strawberry. You are such a talent. Sigh.

Theresa said...

She's so beautiful... you really have a way of drawing faces.. she look so alive.

Tara Ross Studios said...

I just love inktense and use them in most of my work. (did I say that before) anywho,,,, love what you do with them.

Tara

khairun said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love this portrait. Wish I had as much confidence as you in this area. My husbands neice wants me to do a portrait of her for her birthday. I better start practicing!

Sandy Mastroni said...

again ... tahnk you EVERYONE for your fun comments

Sandy Mastroni said...

I mean .... thank you

Cathy said...

Love those cat girl dolls Sandy. They are so bright and beautiful. Eartha is so cute. Yes I remember Glen Campbell singing Rhinestone Cowboy too. Those were the days....!

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful drawing, Sandy. I love that look too...I bought a bird drawing on an old book page on Etsy awhile back.

*Your Eartha Kit-ee doll is the best! That made me laugh.