Monday, May 26, 2008

Okay, here's mine...

I think it's probably about time I posted images of my sketchbooks. These are a couple of my older sketchbooks. I used to enjoy using old hardback books, tearing them, cutting them, painting and drawing in them, sticking pieces of work/found items into them, and such. I know that a lot of people find the idea of cutting up old books a bit destructive but I carefully chose books which were printed in large editions with little value. I also feel (I know a lot of my book artist friends feel this way) that by taking an old, buried and ignored book and re-working it, I am giving new life and meaning to an object which would otherwise be forgotten.

I will post pictures of some more recent sketchbooks soon. Please let me know if you would like to share some of your own images.

Happy bank holiday weekend!


Laura B said...

This is a great idea, I would never have thought of using the book as the book if you like. I agree with you recycling a book which has been 'used' and it is great to bring it to life again :)

Sophie said...

I love your sketchbook, it really is so interesting to see people's creative havens.
I am a regualr visitor to your blog, I love every post. Infact, after reading your feature on Amie of Gournals I popped over to her shop and bought one of her lovely creations for myself!