Sketchbook update

October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

The other day I was doing some scanning for a few publications.  It is a lot of fun to try to work out which sketchbook a particular sketch is in (not too hard with the way I name my files on flickr and number my sketchbook).

I just had to take a photo of my overflowing shelves – I was struck with the fact that I need to make more room… but how?

Close up of my numbering system on top edge of books.

  • Daily sketchbooks are numbered – up to #77(my current one)
  • Trip books are separate. 50 of those I think.


  1. My first sketchbook was Jan 2007.
  2. The date is the start date not the finish date.

I didn’t notice at the time but this photo includes quite a collection of locations – Scotland(highlands), Wales, Cardiff, London, Lisbon, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Santo Domingo, Melbourne, Barcelona, UK, Penang, Singapore, Tasmania, Brazil and a Summer ‘staycation’ in Sydney.

What wasn’t so fun about my re-visiting my sketchbooks was the ‘acid free’ permanent double sided tape that I used for years. Not good… (this is my Venice sketchbook from 2010)
So what do other people use to glue in collage? Either at home and a portable option since I like sticking in early and then sketching around.

Fantastic blogpost by Roz Stendhal about glue.

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