Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sketchbook Pages - February

A smattering of pages from some sketchbooks:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

So recently in Boston the weather has been a steady something like this:

But there's no pick me up on the walk to school quite like this:

That one has been there since I moved into my apartment two years ago. But then a few days ago, right before this endless downpour started I found yet another one on my walk to school:

Makes you forget about the rain for just a moment.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Concertina by the Seashore


The covers are made of paste paper: graphite drawings on toned paper sealed with rice paste.

The book gets its name from the concertina fold that connects the covers and which all the pages are attached to.

The pages inside have windows that frame pencil and ink drawings on handmade abaca and iris paper:

"Please Hold Both Handles" - Recycled Sketchbook

The pages are made out of old grocery store bags and the spine is a piece of tyvek mailing envelope.

Some of the pages are treated with acrylic gesso so the surfaces are stiffer and can be used for painting.

The cover paper is hand drawn.

One of the first sketches in the book.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Valentine's Day

It's almost too easy to make Valentine's Day cards: just throw in something, anything really, with some hearts, pink and red, and possibly even glitter (oh no!) and you have the perfect Valentine's Day card. They look something like this: