Sunday, November 13, 2011

out of the blue

Unbelievably, despite having all sorts of stuff on the go, I have started a new Moleskine sketchbook. Well, it's not exactly new. It was the blue ballpoint themed Moleskine that I embarked on a couple of years ago. I wasn't quite feeling the blue ballpoint theme, though. For me the two things were not working together. Unlike my old sepia themed Moley; the sepia ink and cream paper were the perfect marriage - a bit like pineapple and cheese on a stick (for those of you who have never had the pleasure, cheese and pineapple on a stick is a British delicacy). The blue ballpoint was a bit like a pickled onion and cheese on a stick (another British delicacy). Now, I know to some pickled onion and cheese works, but I just don't like it.

So I ripped out the pages I'd made blue drawings on and stuck some other pages together and then I came up with this idea. It's a book about places that I know, or visit, and I'm sure you can see what I'm doing with the pages. I've always wanted to do a pop up Moleskine, and indeed have started one with an Air Mail theme, but the whole pop up thing is much more complicated than I could have imagined. So, while I get my head around it, this one's a compromise. It brings the total of Moleskines I have on the go to double figures, which is why I am giving it the working title of 'Another Bloody Moleskine'.

News on my new zine to follow shortly! Finally.

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Blogger MrCachet said...

I really can't wait to see your air mail theme in action!

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Blogger mo said...

andrea, love the warm tones and the charming anecdotal text in your pic. love the airmail pages as well, looks like a fab project and can't wait to see more. am intrigued by the pop-up idea, sounds like hard work but great fun. plus looking forward, as always, to the new zine!!

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Anonymous will said...

i really love these colours. beautiful.

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Blogger nutmeg said...

This is most definitely one of my favorites out of all the ones I've seen you post. Love love love it.

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Blogger Jo in NZ said...

so have you cut away the page with the flora so it sits over the page with the house? I have been mulling on this idea so I am interested in your thought process

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Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers, guys.

Nutmeg, really? Wow. Thanks.

Jo in NZ, yeah exactly. I cut around the shrubbery, and on the hosue page the wires. The whole book will be completed along the same idea. It'll hope give me a better understanding of how to make a pop up book - which is extremely difficult.

Thank you, folks.

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