ABOUT SKETCHPACK: The project began in 2011. The original idea was to get folks to draw daily. The Sketchpack is a small zigzag journal with two usable sides, allowing one to sketch on both sides of 15 ‘pages’ to complete the month of August. There was much enthusiasm and the project is now repeated yearly in August, with a Facebook page for us to share as we go along. (The page is closed once the sketching begins, so if you would like to do it next year you need to check out the pages in June or July.) There is an Exhibition held in October filling all four windows of the Artsauce Studio in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa of mostly locals Sketchpacks!
My Sketchpack was flipped over and the last half of the month began!
One of Mitchell’s favorite twines from the 20’s to the 50’s: for some strange reason the boxes are collectible without the twine! Go figure. Every so often I find a box for him.
We work with many different twines, most often Italian or French.
Mitchell uses the Osbourne webbing stretcher all the time.
The rubber that acts like a sticky yoga mat and protects the furniture can be replaced as needed. The big tines push into the webbing and assist them in being stretched to the proper tension, while Mitchell spits tacks. YOU HEARD ME. Spits tacks.
REAL MEN SPIT TACKS!
I have to do these two days together too . . .
The pretty, sweet, funny pincushions (he has several, above) versus the workhorse magnetic kind. You can pick up 100 pins when you spill them on the floor!
They save my bare feet — and I am always kicking off my shoes.
Once a beachgurl, always a beachgurl!
Drawn on an unknown paper itty-bitty folding journal with (mostly)
the fine point Platinum Carbom pen and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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