Monday, January 30, 2012

Sketchbook project - DONE!

I did the covers for the sketchbook over the weekend.
This is the front cover. Simple.

...and the back cover.

the last page in the book. 
I had done this a while ago (Sharpie on photographic paper)
and I thought it would be a nice & colourful way to end the book.
(Lori, i hope you get to see the sketchbook in person, but just in case you don't...)  :-)

I used to think I sucked at commitments. 

Now i realize I only suck at things I don't like doing. :-)
When it's something I love, I always get it done on time,
always meet the deadline,
and commitment issues are non existent. 

This sketchbook was a lot of fun to do,
and although i wasn't sure i'd get it done
when i saw all those empty pages at first,
it's DONE and being mailed out today!
Yay for me!

I may just need to celebrate this
by buying myself a book. :-)

I hope you accomplish all that you set out to do this week.
One thing at a time.



  1. Congratulations! My daughter wants to do one of these but the deadline is a little close for my taste. Perhaps we'll just do our own this year and plan to do it next year.

  2. Delightfully done ~ love it ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with CED

  3. That looks super nice! what an awesome project :)

  4. Congratulations!!! Yay for you for sure :). That last page said Sharpie on photographic paper, is the colour sharpie too, or is that paint?
    Stay inspired!

  5. Congratulations, again... on a job well done!
    Love your illustrations for the front cover of your sketchbook.
    YES!!! you should celebrate and buy yourself a book, lovely idea. :]
    Enjoy ((hugs))

  6. Thank you all for the comments. They always bring a smile to my face. :-)
    Michelle, yes, everything on that photo paper is Sharpie, colour & all. I LOVE the feel of Sharpies on the photo paper. Nice & smooth. And the glossy paper is 4" x 6" so not too intimidating. Try it! You might love it... xoxo

  7. Congrats on the journal - it is wonderful!! Really love the doodling on the last page & its color!! I agree about the loving what you do and it gets done- that's why the bills always seem to be paid at the last minute. I really don't like doing it. I'd rather play in my studio!

  8. oh Carolyn, i hear ya!! Who wants to pay bills? that's no fun at all. :-)

  9. Pauline, yippee, yahoo, bravo. I am sooo excited. I love that you added a little hello to me in the sketchbook. I need to figure out how I get to see and find your book. I wonder how long it will take for it to make it to the Brooklyn library. Hmmm, I need to research this. I am giddy! xoxo

  10. Wow -- lovely journal you created! I don't know all the details, but it is a work of art. Congrats!

  11. This is so true... I can commit to anything I like, just no good at the things I don't like... we are all the same, it is just that we have better things to do, who wants the mundane when we can escape to our art worlds where life is so much better !!! Love the pages, and jealous that Lori can go and find it and look through it in person... xx

  12. wow, your sketchbook looks super fun and happy! I'm in awe... just like Tracey, I don't think I can commit to something like that. so much pressure ... eheh!

  13. oh my gosh, no truer words could be spoken for me! i am totally a procrastinator when it comes to doing things I don't want to do. So you're statement hit home for me! Your moleskine is wonderful and I love the little birdie! I will have to try getting over to the Brooklyn Library to check this out! That would be so cool:)

  14. Congratulations on finishing the sketchbook for the project, Pauline. I love the covers. Unfortunately for me, I tend to procrastinate even on things I like to do but I guess I'm worse with the things I don't like doing. I really need to get better at just 'doing'.

  15. Hello! Congratulations. I have been meaning to pop over and say hello and happy new year to you too. xxx

  16. Fabulous book Pauline.. Congrats.. you must feel good right down to the ends of your toes!! and Are you biting at the bit with anticipation of your next "wanna do" project??