Sketchbook Project time again.

Two years ago I had heaps of fun putting together a pop-up sketchbook. This year I went through a bunch of fancy ideas involving the Shark cull cause and then taking sentences from a novel. But it was all too hard and I wasn’t getting on with it. So I’ve gone with the self-indulgent theme instead because it suits me. So here are the first few pages. Snap shots of my life. The collage is fun but it has to go because I’m supposed to have 16 sketches by the end of next week.

I cycled up a really big hill.

Arthurs seat We went to dinner with some gorgeous friends who have built  a house in a beautiful rural setting. They said they were over run with rabbits that helped themselves to the fruit on the trees.  rabbits

I had lunch with Steven Seagull

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I changed the wheel on my bus.

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Pop-up Joy!

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Several weeks ago I signed up to do The Sketchbook Project as I was really excited that it was coming to Melbourne for the first time. Last time I did this project I didn’t organise myself and submitted a dismal piece, so I’m doing it properly this time and decided on a cohesive design from the start.

I absolutely love pop-up books but I’ve never tried to make one. I have discovered that it’s surprisingly easy. Here are the first two pages of sketch book titled ’32 Days. A Visual Diary of Life in Leafy Suburbia’ I’m very happy with it so far.