Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Creative Space: The Sketchbook Project 2013

For the past two years, I've been participating in The Sketchbook Project hosted by Art House Co-op in New York. Submitted sketchbook go on tour around the country and then reside in the Brooklyn Art Library for anyone's perusal. This year was no different - I ordered my book as soon as I could, in early 2012.

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do: a chapbook. I wanted to make a book that included both original poems and doodles/drawings/collages. As I worked on my poems - one for each page - an idea formed where I would make an accompanying collage, for the opposite page of the spread, using a single colour and simple shapes. The title - Spectrum - came rather easily as I wanted to cover all the colours of the rainbow (as you will see, I ended up not using purple as I didn't feel it fit with any of the poems).

It took quite some time to organize and compile, but I'm really happy with the results. You can see more photos (including lots of close-ups) in this Flickr folder
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