Tuesday, 1 November 2011

things found under car seats

I first heard about the Sketchbook Project from Erika Lee Sears of A Tiny Rocket (in this post). I was intrigued and looked into it, and then couldn't resist signing up for it. Erika is A Proper Artist and I am most definitely not! But I loved the inclusiveness of the project - it is completely open.
Each participant picks a theme from a selection. 'Things found under car seats' really appealed to me. I am fascinated by tiny or forgotten things, objects that appear to be discarded or marginal. I like finding beauty in small, banal things.
I will be filling my 32 blank pages with a mixture of collage and pencil drawings. I haven't yet found as much inspiration on the web as I'd expected but here are some images that I would like to have floating around in my mind:
Heather McCaw {source}
Alfonso Izco {source}
Elizabeth Frazer {source}
Melanie Coles {source}
Aidon Westcott {source}
Natalie Ballard {source}
I found Natalie Ballard's work through this collage (the key appealed to me) but am enjoying looking through her work on Flickr. I like her sketches of everyday objects, like this one.


andrea said...

i like the theme you chose! seeing the tour last year was a real highlight and I can't wait to see your sketchbook on this upcoming tour : )

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I love that you joined this! And I can't wait to see what you'll do with the theme:)

Also, making chutney, that is a great tip! I would love to try that:)

Carrie said...

I love this the buttons are great!

Suki said...

Thanks for the encouragement ladies!

Little Lo Hood said...

I love that project I think it is so great! I look forward to seeing what you come up with, I'm sure you will do fantastically! :) -Lo

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