Cherrie and Jean 2018

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Jean and Meryl September 2018

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Meryl sent a double page back for August – I love the bold colours and shapes and the exploration into another aspect of space imagery. In September I sent a double page back. I think this will help us stay within the sketchbook for this year. I love sci fi and I’ve not really explored the imagery and words related to it in art before so this sketchbook experience is proving new and enjoyable.

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Cherrie and Jean August 2018

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Cherrie retuned me some inspiring pages – looking at Cherrie’s pages has made me start looking out for used postage stamps to use in my work. She took up the people imagery from what we’d been sent out in the monthly envelopes as well.

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Cherrie had begun to use an area where there had been an ink spillage and I continued with this making a pattern to go into and over it.

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We’re alos beginning to encounter the holes showing through to the other side that we put in in the early months of using the sketchbook.

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I finished with a pattern double page using book pages, while acrylic, Intense pencils, watercolour, pen and collage. Mine are much more rigid than Cherrie’s pages. I wonder if these squares were influenced by my working up towards September’s John Vernon Lord square inch a day drawing challenge run by the House of Illustration.

Jean and Meryl July 2018

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I’m enjoying the space imagery that Meryl sends back each month. Its really a whole new area for me.

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I was able to pick up on some of her story this timed it lead me to the page below – which is perhaps one of my favourites that I’ve ever made.

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Cherrie and Jean June 2018

Cherrie had made some wonderful additions in May and we’ve moved to the other side of the concertina pages!

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Below is the joining page, I like the way the landscape and buildings continue and develop here!

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Unfortunately I let time run out and rather rushed my pages in June! I tried this green experiment below and stamped some leaves onto it using a stamp pad and some leaves that I carved into lino. Unfortunately the ink would not dry so I had stick on top so that I could return the sketchbook. The surface was quite shiny and gluey so it wasn’t quite right for that type fink perhaps.

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Just before I sent the sketchbook back I had a collage idea using some of the inspirations we were sent a few months ago and ended this month’s pages with this, at the last minute.

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