When we left off I was still amidst the Sketchbook - stuck on that high spot in the road, not knowing whether I should just send it off and get to the next project or put a few more (numerous) hours into the works. If it could have been sent off anonymously I might have done it. But, it has my name on it. So, I couldn't. More work went into it right up until the moment it had to be winging its way to the East coast. The cover took on a number of changes:
As did all of the pages. Additions of a variety of decorative papers, some gouache, some acrylic, some of this and some of that. Here are a few more examples:
Those of us with printmaking skills are the luckiest people in the world. How would I ever had made it through the sketchbook project without monotype and etching? It was so great to be able to put both to use. A little woodblock would have made it into this, too, had there been time and had someone handled what time she did have a bit better.
The next project on the docket is Exchange 55 for the Barenforum. Starting a new project is always a shot in the arm, and this was no exception - it started off swimmingly, or maybe cravingly. I happily carved for days, but more about that in the next installment.