Monday, January 30, 2012

Feeling Nauti(cal)?

The blue is a faux suede
about 7 in by 5 in
about 40 blank pages of quality sketching paper

Falling Flower

about 7 in by 9 in.
about 90 lined pages.
For a friend

Sunday, January 29, 2012

As of Lately...

About 6 inches by 9 inches
about 90 blank pages
for a friend

Friday, January 27, 2012

flight bound

Well,  do you ever start something and have no idea what it will look like in the end?  This cover is kinda like that.  I still can't decide if its finished... I currently am out of paper to fill my covers with, so I might have to finish binding my books when i get to the states (which is in about a month!). 

I think there could be a ton more red and blue lines....  

The cover measures about 7in. wide and 5 in. tall.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Petaled pockets

just putting something together.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pocket of pomegranates

I have a large amount of leftover paper.  Its a handful of different scraps.  So i chose to make little pocket books.  They are pretty simple and a good size to keep for those daily inspirations to jot down. 

Can I still...


Lately i feel like i can't.  I feel more compelled to put patterns and colors together.  I hope to get back into drawing when i go home.  A little over a month now. :)  I got myself an easel and i'm quite excited to use it and get it dirty.  Here's an old drawing i did a couple months ago.

Its a close up of Jennifer anderson's work.   I'm a bit jealous of her painting skills. 

I know an artist must be better than their materials, but I am waiting for the day to use good materials again.
Its kinda like cooking with bad equipment, or cooking with mediocre ingredients.  It doesn't feel good and you never get the right punch.    Korea doesn't have the best materials for pastels or paper.  They have great ink and patterned paper though.  

I can't wait to use:

Sennelier pastels
Rives BFK paper 

and all my encaustic supplies, along with my wood burning tools.  

I also can't wait for the wonderful (yet harmful) scents that are carried with them all.  :)

36 days and counting.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Coming soon

Starting new books.  Here are two different ones, both are only the front and back covers.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

No. 7

This might be my favorite one yet!  The inside is the same blue color.  It's about 4" wide by 7" long.  

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

No. 5

No. 5

inside has turquoise paper.  
about 4" by 7"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hardback Part 2

I recently made a handful of books for the teachers at my school for Christmas.  There are nine books that I made in total.  Some were hardback and others were stab biding.  Overall most of them came out nicely and i think I'm am getting to closer to combing patterns and colors to my liking.  So enjoy them in the next few posts.

No. 3

each book is about 4 inches wide and 7 inches long.

No. 4

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New in hardback

These are my first attempts to making a hardback book.  I don't know if they will work the best long term, but I think I'm on to something.  

No. 1

No. 2

I'm going to have to fix those ripples.  Oops.

More to come :)