Playing catch-up while away from home. First up, a book that is slowly taking shape.
It combines a format (flag book), a material (watercolor washes) and a bit of doggerel that wriggled into my head (and sketchbook) a couple of years ago.
The format is the flag book binding. I made a goofy test version using a tacky postcard from Iowa. As you can see here.
If you want a much better look at the construction I suggest looking over the Bonefolder issue . A large collection of examples can be found in the gallery of work submitted to the 2006 bind-o-rama.
The material is Arches 300# watercolor paper with washes of several greens and blues and a bit of something dark. I’ve done two large double sided sheets so there should be plenty to work with.
The doggerel goes like this:
Fishy-fishy in the sea.
Fishy-fishy bring it to me.
Damned if I know what it means.
At the moment I’m imagining 8 folds in the accordion and five flags per “page.” With the flags being irregularly shaped — perhaps as waves or perhaps as fish. Or maybe wave shapes with fish images that cross waves — or — or…
And that’s how it goes — three ideas thrown together on a working tray and just hanging out together until something starts to happen.
edited 25.june.2008 to correct image links