Sadly I didn't get as much time in the studio as I would have liked between taking Tess to the Doctors and dropping of my CCCS paperwork to the HR department my studio day was more or less shot. I did get a couple of hours in though, first gessoing some paper in preparation for more dark mark drawings and then working on my large scale painting.
I also decided today that I need to make myself a sketchbook for this exploration so I have a place to sketch out random ideas as the come, that way I don't have to wait for the gesso to dry! I try and have a seperate sketchbook for each concept. So I have one for the cupcakes, one for my research into book making, one for random ideas, one for the mirror/male gaze exploration and now or soon to be one for the dark mark ideas! I need to research where I can pick up an awl though so that I can make a proper sketchbook with a good solid cover. I found a great YouTube video that helps explain the coptic stitch which is what I learned at a workshop a while ago but it was complicated and I couldn't remember how to do it.