Friday, 17 April 2009
Just a tiny peek. Certainly, I hope (!) not enough to spoil it for Altered Bits when it arrives in her letterbox in the next week or two. The picture's looking a little squint because I scanned it in crooked, so rest assured, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. I have learned a lot about pen and ink drawing by the number of doodles I've been doing recently and I feel confident enough now to start doing illustrative work with them. The lower part of the envelope (the yellow line drawing) is in its first stage. I will slowly build up the ink layers from light to dark to a completed vignette like the others surrounding it. I'll be putting in a couple of atc's too (those will most definitely be kept as a surprise though!) plus a few other goody goody yum yums....
The other bit of news is that stage one of the disintegration collaboration project is nearly over. Seth has sent us all our next set of instructions and as of the 1st of May we will commence the next stage. My bundle was hardly touched by nature while it was hanging in my oak tree, not even a scrap of bird poo! So I took it down the other night and dropped it into our pond. Today I hauled it out like some half drowned cat and took a photo of it. It still doesn't look like it's been touched much, so I'm going to bury it tonight, muh ha ha. So... when I do finally get to do something with it, it will have been hanged, drowned and buried. Nice!
Finally, I've entered a swap on Swap Bot for vintage paper (and other extra bits and pieces). That's the packet, above, that I've made up for some lucky bugger at the other end of the exchange. When I made it up I thought, ooh I could keep this and make something with it, lol! It's amazing how just sorting things into little collections in your studio makes for an inspiring session! Anyway, I talked a little bit about this great swap forum a couple of postings ago. I'm not sure if it's still open, but if you are interested in joining in on the vintage swap, then click on the book a couple of posts down. If you're just generally interested in finding out more about swap bot, click here for their home page: http://www.swap-bot.com/