Friday, July 29, 2011

Well there ya go!

I can finish things! Eventually. Way after I've promised to.

I'm so excited that I've finally finished and photographed that butterfly page!

Remember it? It was a while ago...

Happy Friday! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

After the fun of The Sketchbook Project last year, I decided to take part in it again this year. The theme I picked is Monochromatic. Which for me could only be green!

So far just the backgrounds worked on. Lots more work needed!

If you are interested in reading more about this art project, or would like to take part, here is the website...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Glastonbury Festival Journal

I get so excited at Glastonbury Festival than unless I make notes of the places I've been and bands that I've seen, I'm sure I would forget it all in no time! Altering a book has been an integral part of my festival experiences for years, and the weeks leading up to it, and the choosing and preparation of my book just adds to the excitement.

This years choice was an old Ladybird book on leaves. Before I leave I'll generally have the pages coloured and a number of things collaged onto the page ready. There is no sense doing all the work there. Too much to carry!

I was lucky enough to meet one of the acts, Marcus Bonfante, who signed my book, which has made it extra special.

I'll generally take just my book and a small pencil case of essentials around with me. Pencils and ink pens, white pens, a handful of watercolour pencils, scissors and a gluestick.

I then make notes, collect the newspapers and handouts and generally beaver away in it while I'm there. It's fun to work on while sat in a field relaxing, or in the centre of a heaving crowd. Most of whom then want to chat about what you're doing, so it's a great way of meeting new people.

So I don't weigh this post down too much, if you'd like to see the rest of the book it can be found on my Flickr here...