The Canvas Book, Part II

A few days ago, a friend gave me a blank canvas journal. I asked what I should do with it. I got a lot of good suggestions and decided to take a leap. First, I cut the canvas pages apart to make 6 pages.

I wanted to do a theme book–something that focused on just one thing–so I made the book about Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale, AZ. I went to the park, took some photos and printed them out on a transparency, on Lutradur, and on cotton.  I sewed the edges to keep the canvas from unraveling.

The cover is a map, and there are some ink drawings on the inside.  You an see the rest on the video. This was fun!

–Quinn McDonald is the author of Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art to be released by North Light in July of 2011.