I have finally completed my little pop-up book and I’ve rebound it! I knew that module in my illustration course would come in handy one day. Now though I am left with a dilemma. The rules at ‘The Sketchbook Project’ state that the book must be under 1 inch thick. Whoops. So now I have this lovely object that I worked so hard on and there’s a good chance it may never be exhibited or returned to me. But is there any point in keeping hold of it? It’s been a wonderful challenge and I’ve learnt a lot; mainly about how much can be achieved, sticking at it and not being too attached to results. It’s also been totally gorgeous getting peoples likes and comments. So is the process or the final product that is really important? I will almost certainly post it and I hope some other people get to enjoy it.

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Posted by:Karen Erasmus

I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer. I have illustrated 18 picture books. I live in Melbourne, Australia with three kids, two dogs, four chickens and a mad husband. Life's busy. I also love to sew and cycle and visit galleries whenever I get the time.

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