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Pursuing sustainability in materials has long been a core value of my practice.  My immersion in fish leather processing has opened a new sense of collaborating with the land, rather than simply harvesting from it.  Repurposing fish skins ( a vastly discarded resource) as archival leather is a traditional practice, kept alive of myriad fishing communities and keepers of ancestral skills.  An avid fisher person myself, I find it meaningful to honour the fish I catch in this way.  Each fish skin boasts an intricate, beautiful patter , preserved through the act of tanning.

This walleye is a master angler fish that I caught on Lake Winnipeg (a rare occasion for me to catch one so big).  I have tanned it using Canola oil and egg yolk which brings out the natural markings of the fish.  It is sewn with Irish linen thread onto a piece of soft Argentinian leather to form the wrap cover for this sketchbook/journal.

Inside you’ll find Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper (80 lb/118 gsm). This paper works well with graphite pencil, coloured pencil, pen and ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media and oil pastel.  Perfect for all your drawing, mixed media and writing needs.

Each signature (group of pages) is wrapped in a cover of Strathmnore 400 Series ~ cold press watercolour paper (140 lb/300 gsm).

8″ x 6.25″ x 2″

20.5 x 16 x 5 cm

192 drawing paper pages / 32 watercolour pages


Additional information

Weight .700 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 16 × 5 cm
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