Sometimes I go back in and fill in corners or pages I've inadvertantly skipped...or toned paper I didn't use at the time because I didn't have opaque media with me.
I've actually tipped in extra pages of lighter weight paper to let me work longer in a particular book.
But eventually, I get to the back of the book, and that's what this is.
Quite often I'll use that inside back cover for notes to myself, as you see above. Something I meant to look up, recommendations for video-shooting aids, observations, phone numbers, measurements, whatever...but eventually, I have to get ready to let go and move on to a new book.
Soooo...I took this one to our local Art Crawl Friday night and entertained myself by sketching the gallery owner, good friend Molly Morgan Roberts, whose shop showed up last month in this image:
I was her featured artist this past Friday night, and it was a GOOD crowd...as you can tell. But of course I've got bits of four Mollys in there too...can you tell which ones are her in the top image?
This was a great way to finish up this journal, which I really enjoyed...
And now on to the next one, full of possibilities!
Funny, I don't have as much trouble STARTING a new journal as I do letting go of one that's become an old friend. I once set one aside for almost years before I was able to finish it--it had been a traumatic time for me and I just wasn't ready. I sketched and journaled, all right, but not in that particular book...
Anyone else have that problem?