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"The Forest Garden"

"The Forest Garden"

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.

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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.

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