7th October, 2005
Sketchbooks: 243 pages and counting
I’ve thought long and hard about allowing a pretty large audience access to eight years of my most private, important thoughts. That said, I’m archiving my sketchbooks online mostly because I’m paranoid about losing everything in a fire, and Ziggy is slowly but surely clawing his way through their hardback covers.
These sketchbooks have only ever been seen by a few online pals and close friends, and I’d be interested to know what you all think of them. I’ve only scanned in books 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 so far as it’s a mammoth task, but I’m linking this up early as otherwise I never will. Books 7 and 8 might interest you, for they were created when I was based in London. The books are from the days when I lived in different places (London, the Peak District, Iceland, Wales etc) and amongst all the exploratory art stuff and rough sketches there are some real gems and very personal thoughts.
I’ll talk more about these books when I’ve scanned in the other ten, sorted out the markup and properly configured the stats and categories. I’m a bit too busy to do that right now, so it may be a while. In the meantime, feel free to have an early look whilst I remove the books to a shelf where the cat cannot get to them.