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July 7th, 2013

Making It Look Ancient

Mixed media artist Jean Parker recently sent us this remarkable page from her “Soul Journal,” created in a Delta Series sketchbook. “I wanted the page to look ancient,” Jean wrote. The technique: “1. write fears with pen and then apply gesso over the words; 2. apply print of knight: trimmed with fussy cut around, […]

April 4th, 2013

A Purple Urchin

Gay Kraeger is a a watercolor journalist who has been trying out Stillman & Birn sketchbooks for a few months.  She recently sent us this drawing of a sea urchin. The integration on this page of drawing, calligraphy and text is a striking example of what art journaling is today.

Gay writes, “As a child […]

February 8th, 2013

Kent Ridge Park

Singapore designer Francis Theo sent us this drawing of a trail in Kent Park in western Singapore. The park, the site of fierce battle in World War II, is rich in exotic flora and fauna and a bird sanctuary. Francis created this drawing in one of our new Delta Series hardbound sketchbooks. Francis writes, ”most […]