It's April, and this month I am back to my own little sketchbook. I like the quaint size of this book but it is falling apart! Not sure this was the right book for the job but no turning back now. Binding pages has now become part of the aesthetics. Following on from Lauren's pages of geese flying through patterned spaces I started by filling in some white space on one of her pages. Then, I had this nostalgic dream of cattails. Reminiscing of my cottage or the lakes in Canada, maybe a bit of both. This was followed by some inspiration from my walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and my desire to play with some pattern paper. The catfish (cattails to catfish!) drew on the work and techniques of Mark Hearld. He produces these intricately collaged pieces and prints, one of which was shown at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the print display. Much better in life than on the web, the sign of a good piece.
This sketchbook is now heading off to Eve for the month of May!