I know it’s late but I hope you enjoyed the holidays and I wanted to wish everyone a peaceful, happy and creative New Year to come.
Sunday, 2 December 2018
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.