Friday, August 28, 2009

Sketchbook with pen-holder

(Sept 5: Apologies for that last photo, it was truly awful. I've replaced it, this one is better but I don't rate myself as a photographer.)

I've tried so often to attach a pen or pencil to a sketchbook, usually with masking tape. Masking tape doesn't last for long and it leaves a sticky residue just where one holds the pencil. So I was delighted to stumble on this in the office shop. It's a simple and effective idea. The spiral binder is covered by canvas which is stitched onto the front and back covers, and the pen-holder loop is stitched into the front seam. It works for any pen which has a clip such as Micron pens (can't find one right now for the photo). Really neat and duly snapped up.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

E.O. Wilson was right

". . . mysterious and little known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendor awaits in minute proportions.
" -- Edward O. Wilson

Out of nowhere, a leaf insect on the chair, just like that.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thumbnails 2

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I've been thinking about Charles Jencks and his land forms and designs, such as this one in Scotland in the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, a wonder of the world which is open only one day in the year. Nothing to do with golf.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Twiddling thumbnails

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It was on TV over the weekend, the PGA Championship, Thursday to Sunday as everyone knows who follows golf which I don't really except by the way. So I did a page of these little thumbnails, trying to keep a frame in mind as the cameras moved around. Actually, the thing that impresses me about golf is the perfection of the golf courses -- all that space, all that landscape, immaculately kept. A lot of muddled thoughts come piling in. I need to sort them out.