Sketchpack Project: Week Four

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!

THIS MONTH AND THE SKETCHPACK PROJECT
ARE COMING TO AN END.

I’ve really had fun with it, working so small
(the images on your screen are bigger than the little accordion journal)
and yes, it is time to say bye to the Sketchpack!
I have new directions I am ready to go in
and as I move there you will be taken along for that ride!

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Leather strap fence and cutter, bought for the project below, Crater Lake NP, leather strapping for many Imperial “Monterey” woven leather chairs!.

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I love the “parrot” pincers —
I see a parrot every time Mitchell uses them!

The “parrot” pincers were used below to pull nails
from the Oregon Caves Mason Monterey chairs.

2011 2 10 117B2 LEATHER EXCAV 75

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The “Slow Sony” is a dying camera, and I grieve it and will miss it.
I am not thrilled with our new Sony.  Dufus designers. . .
Me with Slow Sony below . . .

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Lie-Nielsen is one of Mitchell’s favorite tools company’s, but since the company
made the decision not to stock with good woodworking stores but only sell online, he
has stopped buying them.  It is too much work to shop online, then have it shipped
several days at great expense; often he finds a need he has to fulfill NOW.

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Borrowing tools from other venues;
some of Mitchell’s favorite tools have disappeared from our kitchen!

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Had to try this again.  MUCH happier with the results!

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BEEP-BEEP! 

I get a hit of roadrunner and the coyote every time I see this anvil!

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And for the last, kitchen tools stolen for use in the studio.
Pan scrapers, Pyrex® Mixing cups (they take heat), nice handled scrubby brushes.
I put my foot down the day he wanted my good mixer.
Now when we go to the kitchen store we buy them for the studio too!

THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL PLEASURE!
THANK YOU ARTSAUCE!

I get to post this whole Sketchpack over on our biz blog too!

Drawn on an unknown paper itty-bitty folding journal with (mostly)
the fine point Platinum Carbon pen and Daniel Smith watercolors.

        

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8 Responses to Sketchpack Project: Week Four

  1. This is very cool Kate! I’ll have to get in on this next year!! 😃

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful sketches (it seems like they are so much more) and I even own some of these, or similar things. I own the chalk line. I often use a marking gauge, which is a woodworking tool that resembles the strap cutter. The handsaw is a dovetail saw and I have several. I have nail-pullers that are close to the pincer shape and I have an anvil although it’s nowhere near that pretty.

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    • He has to anvils and I stole that one to sketch. In fact, even though I told him he might find missing tools on my table he continually forgot! Tools are cool things — I enjoy going to garage sales with him hunting for old tools!

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      • Dan Antion says:

        I love old tools. I don’t have many, but the intriguing part of them is that, in many cases, the people who used those tools, also made them.

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        • We have a friend you’d love — and I have tried and tried to get him to blog! (Even set the blog up for him). He is a blacksmith and woodworker, and he collects old tools then restores then if needed. Visiting his shop is alwys a treat — plus he is a big love. Stephen Gossett!

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  3. Sammy D. says:

    Love this final whimsical post, parrot and all. It’s always fun when you show tools and elements of your & Mitchell’s crafts. I enjoy seeing snippets of professions I’ll not have, but am so curious about those who do.

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