journal spreads in progress

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artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

artworks in progress by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

looking back in my blog archives – I realized that I don’t put up blog posts like this very frequently. if my research serves me correct, my last ‘in progress’ post was in 2015! needless to say, I’ll work on sharing photos like this more often…

this is a small sampling of art journal spreads that are deemed ‘in progress’. each of these spreads are at various percentages of completion, but in my mind they are not done. from here, they will either be finished, forgotten and returned to later on, or abandoned in their entirety. only time will tell…

xo

pages in progress // 02

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I’ve only ever posted progress spreads one time before, and it was ages ago. it’s funny looking back on that last post, as my work has shifted so much since then. I don’t know if I don’t share progress shots because I just feel more comfortable sharing completed pages, or if it’s because I just have so many that I’m too lazy to photograph and keep track of them!

all of these spreads represent various phases of progress, and come from three different journals. keep in mind that I have tons of uncompleted spreads – because I’m constantly jumping around and get tired of working in one at a time. so this batch really represents just a small handful! a few of these are certainly further along than others, while some are close to completion but in my mind just aren’t there yet.

these spreads will either be completed at some point, or just end up buried…

pages in progress

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I generally don’t say much about my art journal process, or share before and after photos. but it’s something I’m going to try and do a bit more of. my main reason for not showing the evolution of my journal spreads (as they really do drastically change with each layer I add), is that sometimes it can be several months until I feel pages are ‘complete’.

if I had to summarize it, I would say each of these journal spreads are at the halfway point. some I started several months ago, others a week ago. because I bounce around in my art journals – it’s a never ending back and forth sort of process. when all is said and done – I feel like my pages go through different incubation periods, growth spurts, and growing pains…

as they should really – it’s all a creative extension of self.