Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sketchbook project #1


I am part of two new exciting sketchbook projects this spring and summer, involving artists from many corners of the world. The first project, Flying Pictures, has just had it´s lift-off during this week. The second one is about to begin, I will tell you more about it as soon as it has started.

In the Flying Pictures project, seven handmade concertina sketchbooks has been sent from their owners/makers to travel around the world. They will make seven stops along the way, where the participating artists will fill the books with more pages and their own artwork. This way, the books will grow along the way, and hopefully take on a form of their own. I have no idea what my book will look like when it returns to me, which is of course what makes this whole project so thrilling to participate in.

My book, called Polychromatic Behaviour (front cover and part of first page posted here), left home this weekend, and so I have joined the other participants in worrying about what will happen to the book along the way. I think I speak for all of us when I say that I´m not at all worried about the time it will spend with the other artists involved, but rather what will happen to it in the hands of the postal services of all the countries it will pass on it´s way...

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh how I agree about the postal service travels - this page is so charming and colorful ! The finished books will be such treasures! I know I would never be able to send it along.

Anita Davies said...

Looks fab Nina.
Look at you taking part in TWO exchanges, I haven't even started my Maruman yet!

Robyn said...

I might be tempted to keep this one, Nina when it finally arrives and blame its disappearance on Poste Italiane. ;)

lyn said...

Wow your projects are really interesting! Always appreciate your artwork. Good luck with both of them. Thanks for your comment on my blog I enjoyed the foldout watercolor sketchbook and plan on another with 1/3 folds so I'll have larger than the 5" x 7" size to work on. I've been meaning to put a series of photos on how the fused glass pendants are done, if you put "glass" in the search area on the blog the very first post tells a little about it. I will let you know when the process photos are posted. Continued success in all your projects! Always inspiring to look!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love the title Nina - and I can understand the concerns.