I spent most of a day putting together the little concertina sketchbook that I’m using for the 100 Day Project this year AS WELL AS the Sketchbook Project.
Most every time I’ve taken on these projects, I’ve overclocked myself.
Given that I’ve already missed the deadline for the SBP by 6 months I thought to mash up these two projects.
Let’s see what becomes of it.
Some thoughts on Quirkfulness.
As I cut and glued and trimmed and finagled together the concertina pages, I watched the ebb and flow of acceptance that the stuff I make will inevitably have a wonkiness to it.
Yes, I measured and cut with a ruler. Also Yes, the pages came out a bit skew-whiff.
Yes, I cleaned my brush before I primed the paper, and also Yes, there was still a bit of dark blue paint on it that’s got them a bit streaky already.
It’s all part of the Quirkfulness.
Now, every day as I film and photograph steps in the progress, I remind myself:
Through the ugly stages, the layers i know will get covered up, the point is to carry on.
Quirkfulness is my style, it’s a feature not a bug.
It’s a sketchbook, not rocket surgery.
It’s okay to be okay with this.
Today we reached day 17 and I’m fully in my stride with daily progress, an idea of what the finished piece will look like, and all manner of chaos on and around my desk!
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I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.
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