July 02, 2012
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you all. It's been a little crazy as of late, between job hunting, working and helping putting together a competitive club Ultimate Frisbee team with two awesome guys in the Durham area been a little stressed. Honestly can not even bring to mind last time I was able to sit and draw and be creative. One of these days it'll be better. But I digress here is the project that I was working on before everything went to crazy.
I designed and developed a sketchbook serious that uses recycled sketchbook paper. Between being a design student and love for odd shaped and textured paper I have a lot of half used sketchbooks and notebooks. I pulled these pages out and created a cover and back out of chipboard, covered in wrapping paper and binned with an old tank top, heavy duty thread and duck tape. A good friend of mine took these images for me of her loved sketchbook. These creations have come out of my need to build something and love the playful nature. I wanted to create a sketchbook that had a langue of it's very own, no two books are alike and allow the artist to build on this. I know I write and draw in my sketchbooks and this seems to play host to those efforts easier than the uniformed typical notebooks.
I have the jungle themed books as well as some dump-truck which are reinforced with black duck tape on the outside edges for those who have the drops; as a way to protect the edging and works within. Most of the books I have created so far have around 50 assorted pages. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in one of these fabulous creations.
Details: assortment re-used paper, duck tape, heavy duty thread , re-used t-shirt, chipboard, craft glue.
Images donated by: Caroline Hill
Posted by Sara M. Gray