Every year I come across old sketchbooks that have been abandoned by ex-students who have left. Any keen students ALWAYS come back to collect their work, but there are a bunch of 'em who are really not that bothered.
In a bid not to waste paper I have regularly recycled sketchbooks by ripping out the few pages that have been used. You are then left with a pretty decent 'pre-used' sketchbook ready for action. I often give these 'new' books to keen students who want to do some extra art in their own time.
On the 1st July my school is hosting a Creative Arts evening which will showcase art, drama and music. I had an idea to sell these sketchbooks with original hand-painted covers to raise some money for charity and the art department.
They are quality Seawhite sketchbooks with brown cartridge paper inside. The front covers were painted after work today by yours truly using acrylic paint, sgraffito techniques and simple print-making.
What do you think? Am I wasting my time or should I make some more? How much should I charge?