Saturday, 13 December 2008

Stretch Sketchbook Returns Home to New York

After its long trip abroad and to the Midwestern United States, my sketchbook has returned home. It's a little dog-eared and certainly more world-wise but otherwise in excellent form and filled with beautiful stories to tell from each of you.

The latest is Lindsay's addition - a fun, bold drawing in black and brown of the end of four pens (the writing end of two and the clicking end of the others). Lindsay's pens echo very nicely the vertical line work of Steph's trees on the preceding pages with her gorgeous fluttering leaves. The writing implements in close up seem a fitting conclusion for this book's journeys now that it has so much to tell. Thanks, Lindsay, for this lovely work and for the chocolates you sent along as well!

And thanks, each of you, for the wonderful work you've done in my book. It's truly a pleasure to see each drawing in person and an honor to have something from each of you here. The theme of my book was "Stretch" but I frankly feel I've stretched myself more in all of your sketchbooks than on my first drawings in my own. The book does have three or four empty pages left, though, so perhaps I'll bring it full circle and add a new entry myself.


vivien said...

lovely Lindsay - are you going to do a slide show of the pages Brian?

Lindsay said...

Thanks Vivien and I agree about a slide show!! It's a great book.

Brian McGurgan said...

I'll give the slideshow a try - probably over the weekend when I've got time (and hopefully some sunlight) for taking more photos and putting it all together. The book is a real delight!

Yellow said...

Congratulations Brian, being the first to receive your Moley back, having gone full-circle. And it's lovely that you have the opportunity to complete the book too. Nice pen-work too Lindsay (pardon the pun)