Blimey, where have I been … I had no idea that it had been three months since I last blogged, where does it go? Hmmm, perhaps some socks, the pulling up of which is required; or, or, it could be just that I have had nothing to say or show. I think the latter is the case really, I have been quiet but that’s ok, in fact that’s good. I have been stitching, nearly all leaves have now fallen onto the Gaia cloth … to be shown at a later date – hopefully not three months hence!
I am here right now because, like many, many others I am taking part in the Sketchbook Project. Applied and received my sketchbook months ago, didn’t do anything until this last fortnight …. fairly typical ;). I went through all sorts of procrastinations/decision-making meanderings about what medium etc and ended up back where I started with my original idea to use altered text. My reason for this is that the theme for my Sketchbook is ‘Storybook’ – seemed like a good idea at the time. Stories are a part of everyone’s life, we all have one, or several and we express them in all sorts of ways .. words, few or many, pictures, behaviour, escapism, music, dance … you name it, someone somewhere is doing it! Yes well, anyhow, I decided upon altered text as I like the idea of taking what was one story and making it into possibilities of several . Each spread is a double, the words are few – do they tell the whole story? .. maybe; or perhaps they are the start of something new, or the middle, or even the end. I don’t know, but here’s what’s happened so far:
She, hair in a single braid She beneath the tree in the dark
I have uploaded these in no particular order and there are more spreads in process. I am not sure there is any kind of order to these so they will probably be placed randomly within the sketchbook.