Monday, July 16, 2012

Lots to Share

I made my first book on Saturday at the NorBAG meeting/workshop.  The book is 4x6 inches sewn with the long stitch.  The cover is a water media painting I did in 1990 that was aching to be repurposed.

Yesterday I made another, same size and also with the long stitch, although I did a few things differently than on the first.

The cover of the second book is a kraft paper bag that I paste painted about a month ago.  I wrapped and glued the paper around cardstock, then lined the inside cover with a piece of dry palette paper from a recent painting session.  The first and fourth signatures are wrapped in recently painted paper.

And here's today's collage ~

In addition to my regular daily collage journal, I've begun another one for black & white work only.  I'll be working in this journal on a less-regular basis, and posting collages as they're created.

I had my fourth printmaking session last week and posted a few more pieces to my Facebook album.  I hope to take another round of sessions later in the year.  For now, though, I'm glad my recent busyness is over and I don't have to go into town more often than a couple times a month.  It is such a distraction from my "normal" routine of artmaking and reading!


Maggi said...

I just love books and these are great. The inner pages look very good too

Jeannie said...

Your books are fantastic! Aren't they fun to make! I have done a couple, but they were my usual fly by the seat of my pants. LOL! Your prints from class are spectacular! Wishing you a relaxing week doing whatever makes your heart dance.

Margaret Cooter said...

You can never have too many lovely hand-made books!

Irene said...

It looks like making books is a lot of fun and yours turned out well. You must be very meticulous and have a lot of patience. You're definitely meant to be an artist.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

I loved seeing these and your prints, too!

Alice said...

Fine books! Now that the bug has bitten, I hope more are on the way. An interesting spine treatment with the beads.

emma-alittlebitofeverything said...

Your books are great, I just love bookmaking! Must try wrapping a signature. Fabulous quilts, too ;)

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

OMG... the books are gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me with your incredible talents! And I don't blame you for wanting to stay home and create vs traveling to town... I'm the same way. Now I must go to FB to see your prints!

Judy said...

Oh how I love those books!!!
You are such a genius Connie!
and I know what you mean about distractions - I feel that way about cooking and laundry. If I didn't have those two tasks on a regular basis, I'd be happy!