Monday, November 17, 2014

A Tiny News Book

Cover with Little Booklet Pages Bound with Glue and Fabric
Have you ever had one of those mornings when you don't hit the floor running and just flip on the early morning news to wake you up as you sip that first go-juice cup of coffee?  That was my morning today.  The repetitive warning nature of the news items didn't do much to stimulate creativity but fortunately some left over cuttings of card stock, pens and Derwent Inktense pencils were close at hand.  Bonus! 

What emerged was a little booklet that documents the ho-hum start of my day and at least let color into it.
Page 2 - First Warning
Page 3 - Second Warning
Page 4 - Good News (finally!)
Page 5 - Third Warning? (It looked nice and warm to me!)
Page 6 - Fourth Warning - fire conditions
Page 7 - Fifth Warning - more fire condition warnings
Page 8 - 6th Warning - Driving off cliffs is dangerous
Page 9 - 7th Warning (Ebola will kill...OH NOOOO!)
Although the news never seems to be uplifting, I have often found that if I make make light of it, then the morning doomsday pall doesn't hang over the rest of the day.  Today's doodling parody was no exception.  It was a beautiful, productive day and perhaps the repetitive, droning, red flag warnings were of value after all.  So far, no wildfires have been reported in San Diego County and that is a blessing!

Tomorrow, yes, tomorrow I hope to post a fiber art topic.

Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2014.  All rights reserved.


  1. Great idea, Linda! I love the loose nature of the text and artwork. Well done!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the "News" post, Mia. Having no purpose other than to put the doom and gloom warnings into prospective and to also get the "color juices" flowing turned out to do just that. I like how markings with Derwent Inktense pencils pop when a tad of wetness is added from a water pen.

  2. Very colorful and oh so cool! Love it.

    1. Teresa, your comment made me giggle. You, of all people, would understand how this might have come about :-)

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  4. Your idea is a fun way to turn the negative on its head!

    1. Linda M., The doodles were in no stretch of the imagination to be considered "art", but taking control of the moment worked wonders for the whole day. Sometimes we just have to tell our minds to take a positive path, even though negativity seeks to creep in from many corners. As the years have passed, "fun" has become my password for each day.