Wednesday, 17 October 2012

1,647 Sketchbooks To Get Through


And here they all are ready to go on the shelves.  If you have missed what this is all about have a look at this link MY WELL TRAVELLED SKETCHBOOK.
 
I met up with St. Ives artist Sally MacCabe and we had a great time looking through the books together.  (sorry about the pic my hubby took it)

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 SALLY MACCABE'S SKETCHBOOK

"Along the line" was her theme and using different paint effects and images you were led along a golden line through every page.  It was fabulous.
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 Next I looked at the book of Carolyn Saxby another St. Ives artist who I  recently met up with during a family holiday in Cornwall.  Carolyn's theme was "In 10 Minutes"  She photographed images then broke them down by zooming in further and further with fantastic results.

I could'nt wait to see what Diana Taylor of Velvet Moth Studio had come up with and I wasnt disappointed.  Her theme was  "I remember you".  Each page was a joy to turn with the story, textures and paint effects.

 Have a look at some more of her book here
DIANA TAYLOR'S SKETCHBOOK


I forgot to tell you about the process for selecting a book to read.  You inputed a name or theme into the computer and your book selection was then handed to you.   At the same time you are given the book next to it on the shelf.  Books were catalogued by their theme.  This book by Jane Housham of Hitchin, Hertfordshire was the one next to Diana's.  It was a very moving book about her mother and the enormous amount of work and emotion that had gone into it blew us all away.
Have a look at the pages for yourself.
JANE HOUSHAM'S BOOK

One last book I am going to show you today is Sally's mum's - Val Moon.

I will be back with more books tomorrow.  Stay tuned and thank you for looking in.

Lynn x























14 comments:

  1. Lynn, what an experience to look through all of these treasured books!WOW!!
    Judy #10

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    1. Hi Judy
      did the link into the books work ?

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  2. Hi Lynn
    Thanks so much for mentioning my book. Yes, the links are working.

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    1. Your book is incredibly moving Jane. I'm grateful to Lynn for sharing you :0)

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  3. Hi Lynn,
    Thank you so much for visiting my book and then giving it a mention here - it looks like you had a fabulous time. How was War Horse by the way?
    Thanks again - Diana

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    1. War Horse was fantastic Diana. Well worth a visit.

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  4. Hi Lynn, thanks so much for this; I have the Art House as a favourite anyway so it was was for me to find most of the names you mentioned. It's wonderful to find such incredibly moving stories that have been told in beautifully creative ways. Unfortunately I couldn't get to see Carolyn's, but I'm looking forward to seeing which other's you introduce us to :0) xx

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  5. Hi Mo
    I think I am right in saying Carolyn's isnt in the digital library but she is going to be writing her own blog about it. X x

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  6. Hi Lynn, what an emotional journey you must have been on going through all these fabulous notebooks! See from above that you enjoyed War Horse too. Hope to see you soon. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  7. Wow, this is such a beautiful and poignant blog.. I love the way each and every moment has been captured here almost like a memory in tactile print.. wonderful things!

    Very moving xxx

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comments
      Lynn

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  8. Not, surprisingly, I did not see any of these books when I went to the show in Portland, OR. I'm not sure how long it would take to see them all and some are certainly better than others BUT they are all a pleasure to see.

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  9. These are so beautiful, each one is a little masterpiece. Have a great week!

    Barb

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