My book is called 'daydreams' and I am not sure that I mentioned that in the last posting. I have purposefully introduced many dreamlike elements which I think can represent the kind of dreams we have …. the embossings have been made to appear threadlike, twisted and entwined or more surreal and symbolic, sometimes very ordered and logical. I really like both the definitions below and hope a wander through my book would evoke just this kind of reverie.
Wikipedia defines daydreaming as ' a shot-termed detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy'.
The Oxford defines daydreams as 'a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one's attention from the present'.
One of the great joys of this collaboration with Fiona is that it pushes us in different directions and we grow from that and learn. Oft times we pick up new techniques along the way which become part of our artistic arsenal or fabric, and other times we work with ideas for a while, find they don't sit well with us and so let them go. The elements I use in this book are ones that I have used for many years, but bringing in the pencil details is a new thing for me and one I will explore a little further. It gives me the opportunity to return from my origins in drawing, yet keeping the line work in the background still allows the mind to wander more freely around the page imagining dreams and stories for ourselves without them being prescribed.