Friday, January 06, 2012
some recent progress on my sketchbook for the sketchbook project, done over the last couple of weeks. yeah, i really need to speed it up, since there are quite a few more blank pages than completed ones, and it needs to be mailed back by january 31. i was left productive than hoped for this week, frustrated by the inactivity but also unable to focus due to discomfort and pain. i know, i know. if you're asking, i would love some cheese with my whine. plus actual wine. thanks. anyway, definitely a project for what looks to be a wet, wet weekend.
while my initial pages incorporate a bit of stitching, the most recent ones are nearly all just pen and coloured pencil. i'm not sure if i will bring the stitching back in (and not just because stitching is a little tricky right now). while fabric and thread tends to be my usual medium, i am enjoying just focusing on the drawing. there is a bit of a narrative weaving through, of the explorations of my little selkie woman and the creatures around her, although i am only really thinking about one page at a time so i'm not sure it makes any sense.
and after a little bit my pen wandered off the page and found a new medium. hopefully this whale will share a bit of its good magic with me. and perhaps with you too. wishing you all a good weekend.