Thursday, January 22, 2009
Work in progress
And somehow it seems to be slow slow progress. Something is stealing my time and I am not sure what. I have stopped answering the phone, the dogs are getting short walks, cats are neglected, or so they tell me, children asked me the other day who I was and what I was doing in their house (made that bit up).
The front and back endpapers are four separate pieces of work like the above, that could join together in a frieze, with star charts of north and southern hemispheres, as accurate as I can be although I wouldn't advise navigating by them unless on a paperboat and dreaming. I am learning about the stars and the pathways and patterns, the moon's orbit and moonrise and moonset.
I love having illustrated endpapers. I love to do different ones for the front and the back. I feel that hardback books are so expensive that it is good to give value by painting right to the outermost edges of a book. But also I feel that this is the bit that is mine to play with, no words (sorry James) just space.