I wasn't going to show you any little matchbox books today. Oh no... I was going to show you a little glimpse in my sketchbook instead.
Yesterday we took down our SPECTRUM exhibition at Art Van Go and tomorrow we have our next meeting and so we are moving forward with design.
Working from a larger image that they drew last time, the members have had to isolate areas with a view finder and use these smaller areas to generate new ideas.
Working with different qualities of line in black and white, the idea is to play and see where it leads to.
But they don't like doing their homework so I'm joining in to try to encourage them (and to make them feel guilty when they don't do their homework!)
And this has resulted in a small stitched sample.
This was what I was going to show you... no little books at all... just sketchbook work and samples. But then the post arrived with a little mystery parcel addressed to me. And inside a little matchbox book...
My very own little David Hockney matchbox book!
My friend Kim thought I might like a little book of my own... like it? I love it!
Look at that perfect machine embroidered portrait and inside...
Pages full of photographs of David Hockney!
It is wonderful! Thank you so much Kim - a random act of kindness that has made me very happy. So you see, I had to show you a little book today!
p.s. Kim has just opened an Etsy shop... do go and take a look!
p.p.s. Thank you to all my new email newsletter subscribers. That's all... I'm going now!