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.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
out of the blue
Posted by andrea joseph's sketchblog at 6:37 PM
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, another bloody Moleskine, drawings, my Moleskines
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I really can't wait to see your air mail theme in action!
When I saw your work I was very impressive! We are waiting your new work!
Nice post and it would be great for everyone, Thanks a lot for spreading this information here.
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!!
i really love these colours. beautiful.
This is most definitely one of my favorites out of all the ones I've seen you post. Love love love it.
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
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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aww cute :3
Looks very nice. Wish you an ocean of inspiration and luck!
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