Well, there's really not much to show
but slow and steady wins the race
as they say. The sketchbook is due in
at the end of the year so I thought
I'd better get started.
The theme I chose, from the many offered, is
Rather perversely I chose chapbook
because I didn't really know what it was.
The definition to be found on Wikipedia
explains that a chapbook is traditionally
a pocket sized booklet, often illustrated with
basic woodcuts bearing no relation to the text (!).
Cheaply produced as early as the 15th century,
they were popular with the lower working classes,
and contained poems and stories.
Once read, the books were often
referred to as 'bum fodder' - toilet paper!
An early form of recycling, I suppose :)
I started my chapbook with the cover,
simply painting it with acrylic dabber and
distressing with Distress Inks. I included the title,
"Affaires of the Heart"(sic)
and I used a hand carved heart stamp.
I have removed the inner pages of the book
and will, instead, insert my own made from
a thicker, more substantial paper.
I think that there are just a couple more days
to sign up for the 2013 Project
so if you're interested,
click HERE now!
I have joined a new online group
which has a blog and flickr page
(run by Lynn Holland)
where all sorts of sketchbooks will be shown
(not only Sketchbook Project books, but all types
made by a variety of artists). It'll be so interesting
to see what other people do.
Everyone is welcome so why don't you
click HERE and see what it is all about?