During the pandemic I created handmade journals to soothe my nerves. These color grids were used for covers and section dividers. Filling all those little squares gave me a feeling of control and order. I used Pantone chips, fabric, paint, markers, and collage papers to fill the grids.

Each color in these color grids was an opportunity to explore all the aspects of a color. From value, textures, and patterns-anything that stretched the definition of that color. Pantone chips seemed a great place to start with each hue. Then, markers and paint were explored. Fabric scraps were a great way to introduce texture and observe how the weave of the cloth affected color quality. Bits of old paintings added pattern. Finally, decorative and hand printed collage paper were included. The pencil grid lines and shadows on the boxes enhanced the graphic feel of these pieces.

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