Sunday, 28 October 2007

My work: the 4 day sketchbook 1991


More from the 4 day sketchbook, 1991.

These were on a concertina section in the sketchbook. I think it pulled out to 8 pages but it's over a month since I found and photographed the book so I can't quite remember. It's already returned to the vast abyss that claims everything I'm looking for 5 minutes before I need it. "Where is it, I saw it this morning...?" Vanished into the ether like odd socks, putty rubbers and kirby grips.




These later developed into little papercut books and cards, still not feeling bold enough to show them but I think it will happen because finding them all again has got me wanting to make new ones. SO much that was hard or costly in the early '90s is easier and cheaper now, and with the magic of the internet, blogs and Etsy I no longer have to worry about the scorn of posh galleries who don't want my 'silly little books and cards'. I can go straight to the people who love these things. Of course it's all a bit pie in the sky while my energy is so low, but I beat this illness before so I'm determined to do it again and I want my work to be part of the process. Sorry to mump on, it's all a bit dominant just now so it seeps into this space, but I feel I should let it as it's a good way to track my progress.

Ok, enough health chat, back to the old drawings. I used to work up photocopies of my sketches with gouache or felt tips to try out colourways for printing but here is one done with Photoshop, muted to fit with the season and the clocks having changed...




6 comments:

Bibbi said...

Hope you get your energy back, the sketchbook work is worth a much better destiny than dusty drawer :)

susan said...

here's hoping, wishing and sending good health vibes to you cally.. i know a special spot to exhibit those lovelies! whee they are so pretty!

Francesca said...

hi cally, thanks so much for your lovely long comment on my blog. i'm loving all your old sketchbook stuff. i find my old college sketchbooks very inspiring for new work. i'd love to see the papercut books when you have more courage to show them...you should have courage, you are obviously very talented!

Stephanie said...

I do hope you feel better soon...love these and isn't amazing that some things are so easy these days....comparatively speaking.

Christine Clemmensen said...

I always love stopping by your blog, your creations are beautiful. These sketches are so vivid and tingeling to the eye -- I love them. You rock;)

cruststation said...

I really love the line drawings, they are so delicate and organic. Would love to see your work on etsy one day. Hope everything is well with you.

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