Sunday, 2 December 2018

Woods and Christmas

I finally finished Reflections, just in time for the December meeting of the NWBC.
The drawings are based on the photos I took on our walk in autumn. In the end I decided to use inktense crayons.
The sides and endpapers are taken from a map of 1894 showing the farms and buildings that were on our route before the woodland was planted.
I ended up unsticking and repositioning the pages and sides several time in an effort to get the pages to sit flat when it was folded up. I more or less got there in the end but I’m glad I printed the sides on fairly substantial cartridge paper.

I’d never made a tunnel book before and it was an interesting experiment, but I probably won’t make another one for a while.

We all took a small blank book to the meeting (I made a blizzard book with single pages) which we swopped round so everyone filled in page in everyone else’s book, a sort of extended joint Christmas card.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on completing the book in time Jac! And I love the notion of a blank book being shared around and ending up with your own extended christmas card - delightful!


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