Some time ago I found some small Moleskine booklets in a remainder shop – they have eight pages within a light card cover, which has flaps that can be folded over to make an envelope. They are designed to be then posted. I liked the idea, but as with so many things, I put the booklets away and forgot about them.
When I got them out again, an idea I had was that they could be used as a collaborative project, I would do a couple of pages then post it to another artist who would do a couple more, then back again. But who keeps the booklet in the end? Maybe the answer is have two. If there is someone who would like to collaborate, let me know – the work does not have to be like mine, in fact it is better if it is different. Each spread can inspire the next. I can start another that will be different and we can work on both.
The imagery in this one is from blots of Liquid Pencil that I often use as a start. It is then drawn into with pencils, pen and coloured pencil, with no real plan, but marks are suggested by the form of the blots. I have called this one Spiderweb, as the gauzy connectors between areas remind me of fine webs.
Moleskine booklet, each spread is 22 x 17 cm (8 ¾” x 6 ¾”)