Odd Future: random journal page 194

Odd future is a mixed media collage by Laura Chenault. The photo is of an open spread of my sketchbook. On the left is cardboard with stickers, a petri dish, and the text "open your eyes". There's also a fortune on cardstock hanging down. On the right is the text "visions" and "odd future over a page from an instruction manual. Pink ink circles are drown over the directions.

Odd future by Laura Chenault is the inside front cover from one of my sketchbooks. To me it's a glimpse into the future of this particular journal.

Open doors into the world: random journal page 193

Open doors into the world by Laura Chenault. This photo of an open sketchbook is of a poem found by inking out most of the words in a tract of text. This poem has the words circled and the text scribbled out in blue.

Open doors into the world is a found poem by Laura Chenault. The complete text for this poem from my sketchbook is below.

Red hills: random journal page 192

Red Hills is a mixed media collage by Laura Chenault. The picture is of an open sketchbook. torn magazine pages, and watercolor pencils combine to create a hilly, red landscape.

Red hills is a mixed media collage from one of my sketchbooks. I especially like how the watercolor pencils show the random tourist brochure in the background.

7th Annual 100 Day Project

7th Annual 100 Day Project graphic announcement. The text of the project and the phrases "I'm in! Are you? Follow Along" are on a pink background with a gradiated circle as the sun.
I'm going to participate in the 7th Annual 100 Day Project starts April 7th. I'm not 100% sure if I'll have a specific theme.

Likeness: random journal page 191

Likeness: random journal page 191 by Laura Chenault features a woman superimposed with a face that is on top of a map of Bodega Bay. The word likeness is collaged vertically in the upper right corner.

This week's collage features the figure that was cut out of Sunset.

Changes Vacated Early: Random journal page 190

Changes Vacated Early: Random journal page 190 by Laura Chenault has a photograph on the left of circles and spokes and a found poem on the left.

Another spread from one of my many journals. As always, the poem text is underneath.

Sunset: Random journal page 189

Sunset: Random journal page 189 by Laura Chenault has a cut out of a woman emergine from an upside down sunset.

This week's collage from one of my sketchbooks. I always love abstracting figures and I really like the position of the realistic shadow and the cartoonish cutout.

Cry Baby: Random journal page 188

Cry Baby: Random journal page 188 by Laura Chenault is a mixed media spread that has torn purple paper on the top and gray field from a magazine. Across both, but mostly on the bottom is a blue and black, pencil and marker drawing of an eye.

I've been obsessed with drawing eyes since high school, if not earlier. This week's glimpse into my sketchbooks is just another version.

Connections: Random Journal Page 187

Connections: Random Journal Page 187 by Laura Chenault is a collage with a map of Oakland on the left and an image of a man holding something unidentified on the right. Stripes across the man continue into the grid lines on the map.

Finally! I'm back and determined to share with you more work, more tutorials, and more adventures. I'm kicking it off with this random journal page. 

Beauty in Things: Random Journal Page 186

Beauty in Things: Random Journal Page 186 by Laura Chenault has a found word poem on the left side that's collaged with torn paper. The right side is dominated by a red mixed-media drawing that resembles a red rose or a vulva.

This week's random spread from one of my sketchbooks features a found poem and a mixed media drawing. As always, the poem text is in full below. O'Keefe would be proud!

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