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 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 :)

Anonymous 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!