Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Is there anything quite like a deadline to help push some folks along?

Back in October, I found out about the Sketchbook Project from a friend and fellow blogger, Quiltin' Mama.  What fun, I thought! I signed up immediately.  The sketchbook showed up very timely with instructions that said it's a good idea to make the sketchbook sturdy as it will be looked at often. The sketchbook also contains the same type of paper that's in my only moleskine journal that I really don't care for.... very thin and see through.


So, these are my excuses for not starting this project sooner... How to fortify the cover and shore up the thin weight of the paper pages, and I'm sticking to them :)

Given that I live in the lowcountry of SC and alligators love it here, and pink is the color used to celebrate breast cancer awareness and survivors..... Well, what better material to use than faux pink alligator vinyl??  I'm multi-purposing an Estee Lauder zipper tote that would have otherwise gone into the trash.

Stay tuned..... cover construction and page fortification to begin real soon.  I think I've got it figured out :)

8 comments:

  1. Love the creativity and look forward to seeing the "solutions!"

    And yes, yay, for deadlines or I'd never get anything done!

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  2. ...perfect way to repurpose. It should look really cool. I've seen those alligators up close and personal! Good luck. Loved your Thanksgiving journal entry...beautiful.

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  3. Thank, Laurea! My middle name is Late :)

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  4. Thanks, Kelly! Ooooo, an alligator up close a personal? Yikes!

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  5. Faux pink alligator vinly/leather is a wonder idea! Looking forward to the final product.

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  6. Thanks, Jacqueline! I've started to put it together. Such an adventure :)

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  7. Hi Pam, finally made it back to the Low Country from the High Country of Colorado. Hope I have time to squeeze in one of your classes so keep me updated. I am teaching in both Jan and Feb at Sun City.

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  8. Good to see you back, Pat! I'll keep you posted :)

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