Black Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal

Black Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - student project

 

February 27, 2020

To begin the year 2021, I committed to  participating in the annual #the100day project and chose to create a sketch every day inspired by the black walnut husks I've gathered to make my own natural dye ink later this year.  The other task I've set for myself in this challenge is to use tools and materials I haven't used in awhile as well as trying different approaches to expressing the spark of inspiration.  Here is a video of the sketches I've created during the first twenty-five days of this Series of 100 Sketches inspired by Black Walnut Husks.

Days 1-25 Video:  

 

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Below: OriginalProject posted shortly after creating the course ...

Almost a year ago I began a Perpetual Plant Journal, a journal that will take three years to complete.  Every week I add a plant that I find around me, wherever I might be.  For me, this is also a three year travel journal since I am away more than I am home.  I was inspired by Jill Richards.  Her perpetual journal is dedicated to plants from her own garden in Wales.  It will take almost two years to complete the Series of 100 Sketches and Paintings in my plant journal.  I'm not in a hurry.   Eventually, the series will be complete.  I've had so much fun doing this perpetual journal that I've also started one for Architecture!  

Below are a few of the plant journal entries.

Black Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - image 1 - student projectBlack Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - image 2 - student projectBlack Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - image 3 - student projectBlack Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - image 4 - student projectBlack Walnut Husks and Perpetual Plant Journal - image 5 - student project

Chris Carter
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