Friday, February 4, 2011

The Sketchbook Project - Final Update

Here are the final pages. I had to clean these up quite a bit from the original scans. The wrinkled paper and the difficulty I had getting the book to lay flat on the scan bed was a real treat.... Especially at 2 am in the morning :)

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It was late on January 17th when I finished painting/writing. I then had to scan the last pages so that come daylight and a little sleep, I could bind the book into it's pink cover and send it on it's way.... deadline met.

My last words are from the heart after a very long journey.......


And, in it's entirety.......



17 comments:

  1. This is just a wonderfully done book. From the Art work to the binding. I couldn't enlarge the first picture so I could read it tho. Its fun to read what you wrote. Thanks for sharing it with us. I do hope you do one for yourself. It looks professionally done.

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  2. Thank you so, Chris! I reloaded the first image. Try it now..... Thanks for the heads up!!

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  3. Oh yes.. much better. I can read it well now.

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  4. Lord only knows what happened the first time :) I'm happy it was an easy fix. Thanks for checking back.

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  5. Pam--this turned out great. Beautiful work.

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  6. Wow!!! What a journey! I really enjoyed reading the entire story (I love Wood Storks too...you're so lucky to be able to see them on your walk!). I remember back when you first repurposed the pink bag, and I thought that was cool. What you put in the journal is awesome and inspirational too...

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  7. Thank you, Joan! I'm glad you enjoyed :)

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  8. Hi Kelly! Yes, it was quite a ride, but soooo worth it. Thanks for your heartfelt words :)

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  9. Your art is fabulous. I feel like I can follow you as you walk around. I love the way you repurposed the makeup bag. They do make pretty ones. What are you pages made of? Watercolor paper or muslin? I like the way you sewed around them. This journal is an inspiration. Worth all the work you put into it.

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  10. Thank you, Lisa! The book is a Moleskine with the thin, journal paper. Lots of pages that don't handle wc real well. So.... I sewed three sheets together throughout the book. The paper still rippled but at least the thickness of the new pages blocked the see through quality of the paper. Another bonus was less pages to fill on the tight deadline I gave myself :)

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  11. Pam It looks like you had a wonderful journey doing this book. Your pages are wonderful.
    Linda

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  12. What a wonderful accomplishment. I think you finished with a real flourish!

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  13. Thank you, Linda!

    Thanks, Rhonda!! Now off to new things :)

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  14. Pam, I want to compliment you on many levels—getting this done, the creativity that you used to make it work, the sewing, the pink bag, all of it is just super! And I also want to point out your color use on these pages has been spectacular! I don't know if it was because you were in a hurry, tired, a combination, or something else, but your color work has been positively outstanding!

    Bravo and many cheers on a job well done! I look forward to your next adventure!

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  15. Wow! Thank you, Laure! Re: color. I used my same palette of paints. I actually think the icky paper and the speed of which I had to work helped with clarity. No time for fussing and when the paint hit the paper there was no moving it or lifting. I'm hoping future work on HP papers will give me some of the same results.

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  16. This is nice. I've just discovered you. Now I'll have to read backwards to see all the previous posts.
    nellie

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