19 September 2007

Japan sketchbook

This has been an ongoing project for many months. I want to fill a whole Moleskine sketchbook and turn it into my own little encyclopaedia of Japanese culture. I've been doing a bit of work on it over the past week, so I thought I would post some of my favourite pages. It's about a third full at the moment, so it will be a long time before it is finished! I have lots more ideas of things to go in it, though.

09 September 2007


This is an engagement card that someone asked me to make. I made it to the same design as the card I made for my dad to give to my mum on their anniversary last week (which I didn't take a photo of), but this time I used patterned papers rather than plain white.

02 September 2007


Most people think of the word grass as being green, or the word sea as being blue. But to me all letters, numbers, words, days of the week, months of the year and names have colours. To me the word grass is green with a hint of red, and the word sea is also green. This is called letter-colour synaesthesia. Synaesthesia (or synesthesia) is quite rare. Most synaesthetes are surprised to find out that not everyone sees the world the way they do. My synaesthesia makes my world very colourful, and helps me to remember things.

I hadn't met any other synaesthetes until a few weeks ago at the art college when, through a chance comment by a friend of mine, I met two!
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