From the Archives: Random Journal Page 175

From the Archives: Random Journal Page 175 by Laura Chenault is a collage inside the fron cover. The left side has a illustration of a fortune cookie, a fortune that says "you are a happy man" with the word "human stenciled over it, and the year "2015". The right hand side has the words "from the archives of" collaged over a map of Golden Gate Park. Instructions on how to use chopsticks span the bottom.

This collage from the inside front of one of my sketchbooks is a great introduction to a new book.

Make Art: Random Journal Page 174

Make Art: Random Journal Page 174 by Laura Chenault has the words "Light, Paper, Process; Reinventing Photography" on the left side with the phrase "one-of-a-kind" turned 90 degrees. Part of a chopstick wrapper with the kanji for double happiness is on the bottom. The right side says "make art" and is collaged over some Motel 6 wifi passes.

This week's random spread from one of my sketchbooks is all about making art. All my art is rooted in photography, so the combo of phrases is especially true for me.

Hello My Name Is: Random Journal Page 173

Hello My Name Is: Random Journal Page 173 by Laura Chenault is a collage that has a "Hello my name is" tage on the right hand side and those same words are stencilled across the left. A red chopstick wrapper spans the pages across the bottom.

This week's random page from one of my sketchbooks reads like a song to me: Hello my name is, hello my name is, hello my name is Laura…

Work: Random Journal Page 172

Work: Random Journal Page 172 by Laura Chenault is a self portrait in ballpoint pen of me screaming with the word "work" collaged overhead.

This week's random journal page is from a very stressed out day. And instead of doing the WORK that was stressing me out, I choose to work in my sketchbook. 

Fire: Random Journal Page 171

Fire: Random Journal Page 171 by Laura Chenault has a large torn photo of fire next to pieces torn from a degenerated photo copy.

This week's random page from one of my sketchbooks plays with the juxtaposition of textures. The torn edge of the photo copy mimics the edge of the fire.

Day 6: Inspired by 100 days action

Why Trump Won by Laura Chenault is a collage with cut out text over an image of President Trump. In addition to the title, the other words are "What happened, what happened, what happened", "Inside Trump's imporbable win", and "stories… Trump flip-flopping Trump … and rages".

I decided to perform my own actions for the first 100 days of the president's term.

Knees: Random Journal Page 170

Knees: Random Journal Page 170 by Laura Chenault is a collage of three sets of knees in various skin tones. The background is a part of a poster on the left and CD liner notes on the right.

This week's random spread from one of my journals.

Pantone: Random Journal Page 169

Pantone: Random Journal Page 169 by Laura Chenault has scraps of paper with Pantone written on it in rainbow colors scattered around a white background. Across the spread is an image of a crowd torn into a swath of paper.

This book features scraps from the Pantone Book of the Week book and a crowd of people.

Consume: Random Journal Page 168

Consume: Random Journal Page 168 by Laura Chenault is a half of a print that is a linocut of a mouth superinmposed with letterpress words: consume & eat. The right half is vellum paper over a black and white image of an upset baby.

Another random spread from one of my many sketchbooks. The left side is an offcut from a letterpress class I took. Someday I hope to own my own press.

Scream: Random Journal Page 166

Scream: Random Journal Page 166 by Laura Chenault has a brick background across both pages. a blurry photo of a man with blod hair and wearing sunglasses on both sides. His head is rightside up on the left side and upside down on the right side. 3 squares of with fragmented text go across the bottom of the spread.

This week's spread from one of my journals.

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