I started my sketchbook by working on the covers. I wanted to have the feel of my mini books that I hand bind and make with origami paper and washi tape. Also since my theme is Transatlantic I thought it would be fitting to cover it in something from overseas, from my favorite place in the world, lovely Japan. Then I added a little interactive surprise for those who get to the end of the sketchbook, a little envelope pocket with pull tab and photo I took on my last trip to Japan of a sweet school girl on her way home before the earthquake happened. trying to decide if I should add text to the envelope to let the viewer know that this was about an hour before the quake. Please feel free to leave a comment on your feelings if I should add the text.