Monday, August 5, 2013

The Sketchbook Project 2013 - the story continues

For this year's Art House Co-op's sketchbook project (for more information click here) I did debate long and hard with myself as to the merits of a rhyming narrative.  It has proved a tricky thing to achieve and at times it is frustratingly limited.


Pages 8,9,10 and 11
I love the word 'coracle', a tiny, one person boat, that can be manoeuvred easily from sea to land. I think the attraction is the minimalism of the entire endeavour and their shape rather reminds me of an upturned turtle's shell.  I imagine this is exactly how they are moved once on dry land; supported by hand and back, turning their owners into temporary reptiles.

I'm off to scour my rhyming dictionary and ponder the rod I have made for my own back!

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Sketchbook Project 2013 - beyond the front cover

Perhaps I am committing a blogging 'no-no' but whilst on holiday I had a distinct lack of access to any form of internet.  A certain degree of disconnectedness is indeed a luxury, however, I am slightly perturbed as to the emptiness of the August folder on the Blogger sidebar.  And so, I am travelling back through blogosphere time to deposit a few posts.

Front and Back covers
Amongst other things, I took my Sketchbook Project with me on holiday. I took it with me the last time I went away (see here) so it seemed apt, given the title, that it should come along for the ride again.

Inside cover and page 3
I decided to leave Cedric out of this one.  Instead, the narrative centers on two people and the imaginary (or is it real?) journey that they take.





I wonder where they will go?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Nature's Bling

You have to be up early to catch this fleeting phenomena.  Blades and leaf, branch and limb are all dripping in diamonds that evaporate with the heat of the day.



Some of them seem to defy gravity, utilising some unseen super power to float and hover, cling and grip.



I think the lupins had the best necklaces by far.

Temporal Bling, August 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes
I think it might be time to migrate south for a while.  I hear the internet connection is poor. I may be some time mes amis!
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