I imagined a blog would be somewhere I would be able to share points of inspiration and every now and then showcase my work - complete, resolved .......
For a couple of days I have been bouncing around ideas for a new artist's book and though I have been experimenting with a range of techniques, I am not sure that I will be able to pull them together. Rather than not disclose this, I realised that I am not alone with my scratching. Very often we have ideas in place and start to bring them into play - only to find that all is not working out as planned, ideas sometimes have a way treading their own paths - mastering you rather than the other way around. This is not the perfect way, but it is often the way images resolve ..... starting as one thing, metamorphosing, repeatedly, until the result is far from the initial intent. Sometimes the talent is in recognising when this magic is happening, and letting the artwork speak for itself.
These scratchings are not yet there - but I have hopes that they may form a conversation of pages in one of my books.
No magic here yet. Maybe thread, more paint ........ it may be the rubbish bin after all.
The book box has worked out well ...... transformed with lots of graphite powder and PVA. Eventually there will be pages in the story.