Archive for May, 2009

A recent commission undertaken for a customer on Etsy. This is a coptic bound hardcover notebook, A5, with 24 pages (48 sides) of 220gsm cartridge paper. The image on the cover was provided by the customer, and has been printed on 120gsm fine paper, and then mounted in photocorners. The thread for the binding is red to match the corners.

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This was a fantastic commission to work on, because of the sentiment behind it.  A lady approached me and asked if I could create a book as a gift from her father-in-law to her mother-in-law.  Her father had written an account of how he met his wife, and this was provided to me together with a selection of photographs.

I set the text and photographs and printed them using an inkjet printer, then bound them in a book which was intended to look like an old-fashioned photo album.

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On Thursday (30th April) I went to Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park, for the first time on the recommendation of a client. It was absolutely beautiful. The rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom, and it was a vibrant mass of colour.

On Friday (1st May) I went back, taking my father with me as he needed a day out and I thought he’d love it – he did. I didn’t have as much time to sit and sketch, so the one I did of the Still Pool that day wasn’t as good as the one of the stream from Thursday, but I think it’s ok, albeit a little bit Monet (looks better the further away you get from the page!)

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