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12 January 2011

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT completed!

I have completed THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT and posted back to the USA, and see logo on the right.  This is not to be confused with The Sketchbook Challenge which I am following but not participating in.
My Sketchbook isn't pretty and wonderful... I really don't work that way.  I choose the theme Lines & Grids and could have done more with it but for a couple of things.  Firstly I did everything twice.  I decided not to pay for it to be replicated, and not to photograph it myself, but instead to make it all in duplicate, at least that way I always have a physical copy.  Secondly I kept thinking of ideas, such as, I can stitch over wire, I can cut up the wire mesh I have, I could use wooden bbq sticks - but I started to worry, wire, grids, perhaps not sensible to include in a padded envelope subject to scrutiny!!  And wood is organic matter is it OK to send across the water... I watch too many of these border control programmes!
So now well and truly I start with the 2011 projects.  I did win the Ebay last week, and the item has arrived, and no I'm not telling you what it is, so there!!!  Actually, its because writing down the ideas for you all to read is scary, will confirm it all, and make it real.  At the moment I have a perfectly constructed masterpiece, which looks absolutely gorgeous, admired by all - in my head.  Soon the reality of making and doing, will have other thoughts run through the brain cell - like "who thought of this stupid idea then" - so let's keep the illusion as long as possible!

2 comments:

chocolatefrog said...

Wow, well done! I'm really impressed that you completed the challenge, even more so doing it all twice. I wonder what percentage of starters won't finish?

Lesley said...

Well done you. I know of several people who have completed this project this year. I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into them.