A page for the traveling sketchbook. This one is for Dinah. It’s made with pen and coloured pencil. I drew the flowers with my new hypotrochoid art set (otherwise known as a spirograph). I never had one as a kid and desperately wanted one, so 30 odd years later I finally bought one and Ican’t stop playing with it. Who says you can’t go back and be a kid again.
Archive for January, 2009
Another page in the Traveling Sketchbook that’s now making it’s way to Australia. It’s all drawn with ink and acrylic, including the border. I used foam pop ups to attach the centre images and now I’m using them on everything. They make everything feel like a kid’s book. I’ve started collecting beautiful children’s picture books, especially pop-up books.
They’re are some resources online for making your own pop ups, Robert Sabuda’s site has instructions for making simple pop up cards. The art of paper cutting and carving is a traditional art in China dating back to the 6th century. Here is a small clip from a Beijing paper cutting gallery.