In my post I reminisced about little souvenir book brooches, from my childhood, that opened out into a concertina of photographs of your holiday destination. That, coupled with memories of school excercise books filled with keepsakes of birthday cards and cherished cutouts. All this sounded like great inspiration for creating something exciting. However I am sad to say it turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax. And to those of you who expressed an interest in seeing it finished I can only apologize in advance.
I think it was the anticipation of making something special that doomed it to failure. It lay on my desk day after day as I couldn't decide what to put on it's little pages. The other day I decided to make a start even though I didn't have a clear idea what I wanted to do .(Big mistake!!). The first page was a failure so I ripped it off which left the concertina lacking in length. Then the next page was also doomed to the rubbish bin. So after that, I removed the rest until there was just the inside of the cover left.
This is what I finished up with.
I decorated it with a bit of left over hand painted tissue paper and printed the title with my miniature printing press.
I called it 'Just Me' as the only thing inside is a painting which could pass as a self portrait.
She looks a bit blurry (just how I felt by the time I was finished). It's not the camera. It is because she has had a layer of gesso all over her when I was nearly at the point of binning the whole thing.
I was so looking forward to creating a little book that lived up to the hint of nostalgia that I felt during that previous post. Maybe it is a project for another day........?
Something that came out of all this, though, was a little doodle girl (well lady really) which I doodled on the piece of scrap paper on my desk, whilst struggling with my book. You could just see her in the pic of my printing press.
watercolour pencil on scrap paper.
I have edited this post to change my doodle lady's name from Matilda to Patience which I think is a good name for her in light of my blog friend Susi's inspiring comment.
Thanks for visiting x