This week's installment of the Moleskine sketchbook drawing in pencil, about 8 x 11 inches (I do need to measure these):
- The Weight of the Carapace
I am thinking about framing these folded-page sketches with stitching/string in place just like they seen are in the sketchbook. Perhaps stitching them to a piece of Arches and then linen tape on the back to keep the pages down, then a 1/4 inch border between the sketchbook drawing and the mat board, inside a 3 inch mat. I believe it will work, but I have to trek off to the craft store to get thread in a color that matches the binding thread. I have a stash of the 8-ply mat board (the good stuff that is archival) left over from framing some large scale drawings, so I will experiment before I make a decision. I am also thinking that I will not be spraying these with fixative - the Moleskine paper is too slick to absorb the spray evenly (which I think will be fine since the pencil is stable and the pieces will be under glass).
I have much to do and about 10 weeks until the studio tour...sketches, drawings, and cleaning, oh my!