Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
read all about it
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, black and white, DIY, Etsy, for sale, miniature, newspaper, paper, self published, self publishing, stories, tamping, The Tamp, zine, zine making, zines, zines by Andrea Joseph
Monday, February 09, 2015
will draw for money
This little zine (and I mean little) is probably (definitely) the most complicated layout I've ever worked with yet. It was born out of an idea I had when I saw some of the mini zines that people are making. I really wanted to have a go.
I spent my childhood making stuff like this; tiny little books. I haven't made anything on this scale since then. The pages are all double sided too, which complicates things further. It's been a concern, after doing all this work, that when it was all folded up and cut out it might not even work.
I'm hoping it'll be for sale in a day or two. Please come back if you'd like a copy of my first tiny teeny weeny ziney.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
at the junction
own shop on Etsy you are also a part of a huge worldwide community of Etsy shop keepers. Amongst that community there are a whole host of teams - places where traders can connect and discuss what matters to them. And, sometimes events and meet-ups come out of those discussions. So, I went to see what goes on at these events - I've observed from the outskirts until now - and, to sketch the event - which, too, could be seen as observing from the outskirts.
Friday, February 06, 2015
hot off the press
Monday, February 02, 2015
can't talk now I'm sketching a band
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
this week I be mostly using
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
the silence of a falling star and other juicy quotes
And, another thing, the envelope spread is what can happen when something goes wrong on a page; collage. The best way to cover all of your mistakes.
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, blue, brown and blue, collage, doodles, illustration, illustrator, ink, insects, moleskine, pen, sepia, shoes, sketchbook, Sketchbook Skool, spare Moley
Monday, January 19, 2015
just a little green
Today I chatted with Koosje Koene, one of the founder members of Sketchbook Skool, on Skype, and we caught up on all sorts of things that had been happening, for both of us, since I went to Amsterdam last year to film my classes for Sketchbook Skool with her. It was good to talk. You know when just chatting with another person who has the same interests and passions as yourself can give you a boost? It can be uplifting and, well, the conversation left me feeling all inspired. So, it felt fitting to post these three sketches, that I made whilst I was there, in Amsterdam with Koosje, today.
Sketchbook Skool (is there anyone who hasn't heard about it yet?), well, it's this online school where all the tutors are sketchbook artists from around the world. An eclectic mix of tutors who are pretty much obsessed with creating sketchbooks. In fact, there's no pretty much about it, they're totally obsessed with creating sketchbooks. And, that includes me! Yes, I'm one of the tutors on the 'Seeing' course which starts on Friday. Still time to sign up. You can do that, and find out more, HERE.
Labels: AJ, Amsterdam, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, drawing, drawings, green, illustration, illustrator, journal, moleskine, Moleskine artist, pen drawing, Sketchbook Skool, Urban Sketchers, urban sketching
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Labels: 1950s, AJ, andrea joseph, Andrea Joseph drawings, Burlesque, Burlesque artist, dancing, Dr Sketchy Sheffield, illustration, illustrator, jive, jiving, Mexican, Mexico, Sheffield, sketchbook, sketchcrawl