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living in a space between

27 Jan

I’m getting close to finishing my Art House Co-op sketchbook project, which is a good thing considering it has to be postmarked by the 31st. I have already shared a few of the finished pieces with you and am excited to continue sharing my progress over the next few weeks. The new piece I’m posting today was inspired by the existing spread, pictured below, from my 2011 sketchbook project that got lost in the mail.When I had originally created that image, I’d been living back and forth for almost 15 years between my family’s residences in BC and Alberta; so in a way, that piece was like a landscape portrait of my home. Since I’ve been in 100 Mile House for over a year, I had to figure out what landscapes I was now “living between” in order to inspire the imagery for the next couple pages my 2012 sketchbook.  100 Mile House is just north of Kamloops, so it’s fairly centered in BC between borders; I chose an image of the water in the west coast of BC, and one from the other edge of this gorgeous province, of the Rocky Mountains. I really enjoy how I cropped the landscapes to have the tree line continue through both images and have the water line and reflections of the left image connect with the patterns of the wildflowers in the field from the image on the right. The quote from last year’s book was written out with my typewriter in black ink onto a silver dot patterned paper. A metallic orange scrap book paper was chosen to make a frame for the new composite landscape. I love both of these sketchbook spreads! I just wish they were real landscapes where I could build gorgeous log cabins to spend endless days drinking white tea on the veranda while drawing and watching wildlife…