I did this while the Husbandbot was out though, as to me my sketchbooks are a very, very personal thing. I'm not really sure why either, I mean there's nothing dodgy in there in terms of content, but plenty of bad art! I know I have posted sketchbook pics in the past, but those were from a recent sewing notebook where I simply jot new sewing designs. My other sketchbooks contain just everything and anything. Any mad idea I have or sometimes I would just open them and put pen to paper and see what happened. I guess because of that they are sort of raw outpourings of what makes me ME. So yes, they are very personal. However, it's also a little sad to have them sitting gathering dust and not being used, so to sit and look through them, even though I cringed a few times, was a very fun process, and I now have a neat stack of linen blend all marked up ready to be sewn. Here are a few that have been through the whole process.
|I love his pensive look!|
Still on a bit of a fox kick after my recent fox embroidery, I picked out this sketch. It's from a series of sketches the rabbits from my last post came from. I was actually thinking about putting together a children's book called 'Superfox' with some of these sketches and ideas, but I never got any further than designing a few characters and jotting down some plot points. Maybe one day?
|Ran out of the brown thread! Tsk!|
Hmmmm...I'm not entirely sure what this is! Just a random sketch but not really that sure about it. Is he underwater? Why does he look so unsure? I think he doesn't work as well on linen as the rabbits do, so maybe I should keep the 'weirder' stuff for a plain cotton. We'll see. Any ideas for this fella?
I've decided the two rabbit pieces and the fox will form a trio of little cushion covers, edged with maybe a more vintage-looking fabric that my usual bright choices. I think that might work really well. Tonight I really MUST get on with the pile of machine sewing sitting by my desk, but I haven't looked through those sketchbooks yet so.....hmmmm.....