Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tribute To The Ford 8N Tractor


I love this tractor! My family owned one when I was growing up and my brother has one now that I can use. It's not a perfect workhorse but it's lovable.

The picture was transferred to the journal with a neat product called Sheer Heaven, and can be found on the Art Papers section of Jessica Wesolek's website http://cre8it.com. This is not a paid endorsement, but it's a neat product. Print the picture onto this product at your computer and, with rubbing alcohol, you can transfer it to your journal.

I used a grid to show what I consider the unique or memorable attributes of the tractor. Too bad I can't capture the gas fumes of a flooded out engine, the really really slow cranking speed of the starter motor, the long grinding time before the engine fires, or the wobbly front wheels as you flash down the road at 15 or 20 m.p.h.

10 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

What a wonderful blogsite you have...:) Your farm journal pages are just great...lots of information and some really great drawings! Good job! I'll be back! :)

Shelly McC said...

I love all these pages here on your blog. They are colourful and descriptive anfd wonderfully alive! I'm looking forward to coming back to see more!

ffyrebird said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am simply blown away! Such wonderful, unique journal spreads!!

Rock Kyndl said...

I like the folksy prose and drawings; and the subject matter is practical, simple, and irresistable.
I will be curious to see the evolution of your style and follow the development of 'the story'.
No pesky rodents in this creative field...nice work.

clare said...

Wow John, Your Blog is marvellous, I want more!

SCquiltaddict said...

fun new posts...thanks for posting...dont let that mouse get your finger ..how will you do more stuff for us to read:>??

no way said...

John, your journal pages are so detailed and laid out so well! Were you on the yearbook in high school? (I was, and I was the advisor for some time where I teach!) I know a good layout when I see it! Great work you have here, glad you shared!

Lynn said...

John, your journal is brilliant! From the bright, cheerful drawings to the excellent writing - it's a winner!

Brenda Y said...

Your blog is terrific and your journal pages are AWESOME! You really did jump into journaling with both feet!! I look forward to seeing more.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Excellent.