I am going on holiday soon and as usual I have to have a sketchbook ready and waiting, preferably one I have made specially.
So I squirreled about in my old book stash and Enid Blyton’s ‘Five Run away Together’ popped out as bring just the size and thickness I needed. I got this book from the library sale cart for nostalgia reasons although I never really liked the Famous Five, I thought the Secret Seven were way cooler!
I removed the book block and kept a few illustrations for future art journaling use and added my own pages. These consist of watercolor paper and a few images from an old book of photographs. I used clear gesso on the photo pages so that I can add marks or paint when I am filling the book.
Some pages are smaller, others fold out and I included a mini accordion page because I love to work on fold out pages of all varieties.
I am hoping to find some book paper while on holiday so that I can add some ephemera and maybe more pages.
Now I have my art supplies and sketchbook sorted out, I will throw in a few clothes too!
Happy Wednesday x