I think it has to be a mixture of relief and happiness that I have finally finished my sketchbook project, but also an element of sadness as I send it on it’s journey away from me to the USA. It’s been a tough challenge trying to fit it in around my full-time job, wedding planning and general life. There are pages that I think are ok, love and hate but I guess that’s what most sketchbooks are. Here are a few pages, but if you want to see the completed book then click here!
Well done to everyone who has completed their sketchbooks, and good luck to those manically trying to finish it for the deadline on Tues!
I’m so glad it’s Saturday, but even happier that the sketchbook project deadline has been extended until Tues! This gives me the weekend to finish it, take photos and start scanning, as once I send it off on it’s travels I will not see it again unless I get to Brooklyn Art Library. If you can pop in to any of the sketchbook tour dates/venues or the Brooklyn Art Library once it has settled into it’s new home please do… not being from USA means that I won’t be able to visit it or get my friends to and I wouldn’t want it to get lonely or feel rejected. Anyway, I still have lots to do to get my trusty sketchbook in the post on time but seeing everyone else’s amazing blogs made me think I’d give you a sneak peak (after a few moments to myself panicking about the high standard of work.)
I will be back to do a longer blog with a bit more information behind the reasoning/ideas in my sketchbook at a later date, but too much to sketch before then!
Have a great weekend.
Another one of those Mondays today, after listing today’s Santa card I had low blood sugar twice this morning so decided to come home at lunchtime to work in the comfort of my own home to find the communal stairs had been polished and I wasn’t allowed up to the flat!! This didn’t help my blood sugars and I felt rubbish all afternoon, but I did manage to finish the night-time owl front cover to accompany my first page (of many) for the sketchbook project. I’m not entirely happy with it but I wanted to do something textile based, and I’m happier with it than the first page so hopefully I’m improving.
As I need sleep now it’s a quick one from me tonight, my fave folkfest picks for today chosen with ‘night-time’ in mind:
Lemonade and lamingtons – Hot water bottle cosy (I was definitely considering a hot water bottle tonight, but then decided my boyfriend will just have to put up with my cold feet)
Mushy makes – Owl purse (had to get an owl in there, and these are cuties)
Lilly’s night garden – Green streetlamp card (I have an idea for one of my sketchbook project pages that involves a streetlamp, and an REM lyric)
Molly moo and Jessica too – Purple felt bear (how adorable, would quite happily snuggle up with this cute bear to go to sleep)
Before I get some sleep I want to say a big thank you to Pauline for asking me to be a guest on her great blog, check out her books.
Why does it always get to Sunday evening so quickly? Maybe it’s because time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve had a relaxed weekend having fun dedicating time to some creative projects including… new Christmas cards (watch this space) of which the first one was listed as my day 3 card in my shop today… a tablecloth from scraps of material rescued from work when there was a clear out of samples, and my boyfriend’s old trousers (this is quite possible the worst thing I have sewn but it makes me smile)… and finally the first page of my sketchbook project (nighttime stories is my theme) which I’m really disappointed with but hopefully my next few sketches will improve!
I’m glad to have had time to start my nighttime story sketchbook so it is today’s inspiration for picks from my fellow folkfesters, dreaming:
Vintage dreams – Halloween gift tags (I always dream of vintage)
Treasure trove jewels by Laura Groom – Time for tea Alice pendant (well she did get lost in a dreamworld)
Floral Gifts 4 u – Swiss roll flannel cake (who doesn’t dream of calorie free swiss roll?)
Time for bed now, sweet dreams.