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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More art journal work

This altered book retains about 10% of the original pages, covered with white acrylic paint. The cover decoration was intuitive, and turned out well. As a result of the cover, the theme of this art journal will be FLOWERS.

The inside cover and first page were gessoed with pastel grounds. The hellebore images were created with white chalkboard chalk and coloured soft pastels fixed with hairspray. Then details were added with a white china pencil and ultrafine sharpie.

I'm still working on this cover decoration as it continues to displease me. However, I have decided that the theme of this art journal will be CIRCLES.


Blue circles made with blue acrylic ink - dropped in wet circles, then drawn with a drip pen, then splattered.

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