I thought I'd be brave and showcase my Desert Island Discs journal. I say brave because I've been blown away by the other ones I've seen. My idea was to create my own "record collection" that I could add to or look back at. So I created record sleeves that are identical - so I know they belong to the same special group - and open like books and inside is where the artwork(the record) takes place. I picked my songs pretty early on, there have always been songs that have spoken to me about significant periods in my life. I should warn you all that my reasons for choosing them are very personal.
I have nowhere yet to store my records (I have seen Donna's wonderful box) I've just chosen to send them as is for now. So here they are: (for some reason on the preview my headings and pics aren't all coming out in the middle despite me centering them all - so apologies if the layouts off)
The first is simply a title page and the intro is on the back:
And here's my first "record sleeve" :
On the back of each sleeve are some lyrics and my reasons for choosing this song. I won't put pictures of all the backs, instead I will let you read them for yourself when they arrive. Each record opens like a book and inside is some heavyweight sketchbook paper to create your artwork/record on. I chose Butterfly to create so here's the blank pages as you will get them and my finished piece:
Signing in is on the back of that flappy bit - I've explained why I chose this song and what I used to create the piece. I've also asked everyone to sign the front of the record as an artist would for a fan.
Right here's the rest of my "fronts":
Ok, so there it is. It's all ready to post and will go off to Pat tomorrow morning. Looking forward to receiving everyone elses. Sian xxx