Monday, May 26, 2008

Flying Pictures Takes Off


Sketchbook Cover

Flying Pictures is a sketchbook exchange with a difference. Initiated by Lindsay Olson and inspired in part by the current wonderful Moleskine exchanges, Flying Pictures sketchbooks will be constructed as they fly around the world.

Mine left for Casey Toussaint in France today. It consists of a front cover and four pages of HP watercolour paper. It also has two and a half pages of my art. When it gets to Casey she will take the paper of her choice and hinge her pages of art into the book before sending it off to Nina Johansson in Sweden. When it finally flies back to me, I will attach the back cover and treasure it for the rest of my life.

Inspired isn't it? I believe Lindsay came up with that great name as well.

I couldn't settle on a theme for my book so I've called it Different Strokes because by the time it returns to me it will be full of beautiful, different strokes by Nina, Glen, Vivien, Ronell, Lindsay and Casey.

In all, there will be seven handmade books taking to the air. You can learn about the rest of the Fliers and follow the adventures of the books on the Flying Pictures blog HERE.

9 comments:

africantapestry said...

May your book fly safely Robyn and as I have already said...your cover looks beautiful!
ronell

Toni said...

Awesome journey of books.
How exciting it will be for all of you.
I'm looking forward to all the sneak peeks.

Stacy said...

Robyn, your book looks lovely and the project sounds so exciting. I'll definitely be following along.

Lindsay said...

I love your theme!!! The launch is going splendedly!

laureline said...

*Sniff* Okay, I'm trying not to feel left out, sniff, sniff. Seriously, you are some of my very favorite blogging artists in all the world and it will be wonderful to see your project evolve. What a beautiful book!

Joan said...

This is such a great idea!!! May all of the sketches and the well-loved books travel safely around the world!!

PERUGINA ART said...

What a wonderful idea! Have fun!

Robyn said...

Thank you everyone. I'm just so delighted to be part of this group.

Laura - My guess is you were otherwise engaged!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is too fun! What a wonderful book you'll have when it is finished! Marva

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