Here’s the sketchbook I finished binding today – my sixth. On the covers this time are reproductions of part of a sketch I did during my sketcher-in-residency at MOHAI and a bare tree I sketched just after the new year – one of many I’ve been sketching this winter.
Last August (ah, what a fond but distant memory!) when I first started bookbinding, I figured that I could leave my filled sketchbook signatures unbound until the winter doldrums, which seemed like a good time for binding. As it turned out, I didn’t like leaving unbound signatures lying around for long, so I’ve been binding them as I finish enough to make up a sketchbook. But I was right about winter being a good time for binding. Today it was beautifully sunny but only 22 degrees – an ideal day to look at the clear blue sky (such a treat here in the Pacific Northwest) from my window as I stitched the book.