I am sorry I cannot give a credit for the rubber stamp – I got it at a stamp fair – and I forget who from – it is however, not my design.
As I am not under high pressure for deadlines – but rather just having studio time, and this means working in sketchbooks – something that I am not very good at – or rather – not as disciplined as I would like.
I cannot believe that the page above is from nearly exactly a year ago. I start a new book – I do a few pages – then it all peters out – as I go straight into the “real” pieces. Then I spend the rest of the year making rough notes on scrappy pieces of paper.
How to “do” my sketchbooks is always something that consumes a large chunk of thought, (when I am not working to deadlines) and I have piles of half used books ranging in size from very small to large and if there is one thing I would like to do – it is to have a more organized approach and paradoxically a more spontaneous approach toward my sketchbooks.
I think I have definitely reached the point where I want to bind my own books – to include all the scrappy bits of paper and notes. I don’t want to make beautiful hand stitched journals – although I admire those that do – and have done so myself to commemorate special events. I simply want to wire bind all my stuff up – once every few months – so that all my fabric experiments, figure drawings, notes etc are all in one place – together.
Ho Humm – The trouble with the vertigo – is because I am not working flat out – I have to much time to think! Back to the doctor tomorrow for a chat – and to see what is what.
PS Just found some beautiful handmade books here made by Kaija – sometimes I wish I was a bookbinder!