Mixed media collage. ©Chandra Orr/Junkmill
The journal, created in a copy of All About Strange Beasts of the Past (1956), is a project several years in the works.
I started this book while teaching an art journaling course at Delta Community College and continue adding to the pages as inspiration strikes.
I chose the book for the illustrations, delightfully nostalgic two-tone black and white drawings with sepia accents depicting otherworldly creatures from the Pleistocene period, including mammoths, mastodons, giant rhinos and glyptodons (my personal favorite, a prehistoric ancestor of modern armadillos).
The title of the book was also alluring, and I think it says something about the subject matter ... and maybe the artist?