About the Site

The name of the web site comes from my habit of always having a passport size sketch book in my back pocket.  The book is usually made up of thirty two or so pages and by the time I’m on my last page it can be pretty dog eared, worn and pressed. I have one that made it through a wash cycle. Some of the quick sketches that I have posted here are scans from these sketch books. I’m also the owner of an intaglio press which I use to take impressions from various surfaces.
I started this web site with the good intentions of posting my drawings and adding a comment by way of the blog page. Then I found Instagram which turned out to be a convenient way to do the same thing. Recent events have made it increasingly difficult to support Facebook and their spin off applications of which Instagram is one so I have decided to come back to this format. February 4-2019.
I have also decided to start adding colour to my work although it will always likely to be drawing based.