Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vuillard Sketch

This sketchbook has hand cut paper fit for all your sketching needs.  I took a wood burning tool to the front and copied a sketch from Vuillard.  I added a nice paper for the inside covers.  enjoy!

Splunking happens here

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dinos are back

I taught a friend how to embroidery.  She says she can't draw.  However, this truly proves her wrong. 

This is my thank you for teaching her and i love it!

whale of a deal!

I found a deal at a garage sale!  A sweet rug for eight bucks!  Apparently the people bought it in London, Englad too.  It feels so good on my feet and fits perfectly under my workbench.

now, i just have to be ok with wax falling on it.

Christmas came early!

I hosted a make up encaustic workshop for some ladies who couldn't make it to the class in May.  I ended up spending the day with one of the ladies and she more than blessed me with supplies and materials to get me into full production mode for making books.  Even the paper alone is worth more than my paychecks right now!  I couldnt stop smiling all day!

one is a typewriting book that has hand exercises on the front cover! haha!

leathers and suede for making covers!  they are about 8.5" by 11"

Oh my! and papers! 

She told me in her sweet voice,  "Well come in whenever, the door is always open.  Feel free to take whatever you need."
I informed her that she should not tell me this, because she will one day enter her studio and nothing will be there. 

I finally found my art benefactor!

This just in

I need to get to work:

I have much to do and many ideas.  I have been thinking about creating recipie books, folders, mini books and all kinds inbetween.  I have been going to garage sales and looking on craigslist with a frenzy.  So now, its high time i begin creating. 

Two in One

More new techniques!  I prefer using all the materials I have, so I used a page from a book I took apart and an old map of CA:

                                                                   HIGH MOUNTAIN

its size is about 3" by 3" and has 20 pages in each signature


this is about 5" by 8" 
folded map size

mini books!

I learned some new book binding techniques!  These are really the simplist way of all...i guess i should have began with this:

they are about 3" by 4" 
pocket size.