Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Getting ready

Nature trail, a natural sketchbook exchange is promising to be an exciting collaboration of 15 botanical artists from all over the UK, Ireland, Holland, Italy and the USA. Each artists' book will have a double page spread completed and then be posted on every month to the next artist. Subjects to sketch and paint will encompass anything to do with the natural world; for example, feathers, shells, berries, habitat landscapes and absolutely anything botanical. Also colour notes, poems, any writing that you would include within normal sketchbooks can go in, in whatever design.

The sketchbooks to be used on the exchange are made by Stillman and Birn with thick, smooth,quality paper perfect for nature studies. The size is a neat and small A5,just right for posting.

This blog will follow the course of the exchange,with hopefully plenty of pictures too.
It should begin in January when everyone has received their books,added a title page, and done the first page spread to start the book.