i remember you: the conclusion

14 Feb

It has been tons of fun slowly sharing my Art House sketchbook project 2012 creations with you! Today is the day where I’m finally able to show you the glorious rebound cover, share a video of me “reading” my sketchbook and revealing a well-kept secret: I made a zine for the back inside cover which chronicles the inspiring pages from my lost 2011 sketchbook project!!! Above is the 2011 sketchbook “Figuring You Out” which inspired not only the new imagery for my 2012 project, but the new cover treatment as well. So without further ado, I present to you, my 2012 “I remember you” sketchbook finished & rebound: I chose a delicate white cow hide that I’ve had in my leather / book binding bin for a very long time. The color and texture felt like the perfect counterpart to the dyed black rabbit pelt I used the year before for “Figuring You Out.” I love how this new cover brings a certain warmth to the act of holding and viewing my project; a feeling that a cardboard cover just can’t give a reader. I am also hopeful that the white furry spine looks enticing on the bookshelf to gallery-goers who only get to pluck a few sketchbooks, from thousands, to sit down and read. And with that said, I know you won’t be able to physically read and touch my book until the Sketchbook Project World Tour comes to a city near you, so until then I have done the next best thing and filmed a video of me reading it: I am so proud of how my sketchbook turned out!!! Plus making a zine, which chronicles all of the inspirational lost pages, was the perfect conclusion to the book. I have a feeling readers will be pleasantly surprised by it, and perhaps they will go through my project twice, comparing the imagery of both books! I am in the midst of finishing up a zine which chronicles my new 2o12 creations, and I can’t wait to list both sketchbook project zines in this section of my etsy shop. It really has been a blast sharing this very personal and meaningful project with you these past few weeks and I’d love for you to leave your comments and thoughts about it, as they are always welcome and appreciated!

9 Responses to “i remember you: the conclusion”

  1. natalie ruby 14/02/2012 at 10:27 #


  2. cArol 14/02/2012 at 19:49 #

    That is so beautifully done, Jessica! Amazing work. How awful that the first one was lost. I enjoyed the video, too.
    May I ask what do you find is the best kind of glue for paper projects like that?

    • naturesmyfriend 14/02/2012 at 20:39 #

      Mod-Podge is my favorite type of glue for thicker papers and collage projects. It comes in matte and gloss depending on what look you are going for. My good friend who does only mixed media collage work swears by her Mod-Podge. For thinner, more delicate papers I am still an advocate of the classic UHU glue stick.

      Thanks for the mail!

  3. cArol 14/02/2012 at 19:50 #

    P. S. Sending you some mail art out tomorrow! Finally . . .

  4. Jeannine | SaylorMade 17/02/2012 at 20:37 #

    EEPS! I LUUURVE the white fur! I want to pet it!!

  5. ejorpin 18/02/2012 at 17:44 #

    Wowee! This looks INCREDIBLE! Loving the textures and layers, and the zine – very clever!


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