Tuesday, November 2, 2010

new work: blue skies and books

blue skies
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strengths that you haven't seen lined journal
For someone who wont be underestimated.
This book is made from a lovely red Nepalese Lokta paper with gold brushstrokes. It has a great texture and feel. This fabulous paper is handmade in Nepal. It features brown bookcloth on its spine.
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Working on a new process of thinning paper
so that it is nearly see through
and can be used in mixed media pieces.
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wanderer blank book
A book for the wanderer in all of us.

This hard backed book is covered from head to toe in a beautiful brown lace Toile Mexican Oilcloth, making it super durable. The extra durability is great if you are one, like I am, who is sometimes a little rough with things.

Oilcloth is a vinyl-type fabric that is waterproof, durable and completely wipe-able. The underside of the oilcloth is solid with a very thin white cotton webbing, which gives it its durability. Oilcloth is super easy to clean by just wiping with a damp cloth. This oilcloth was purchased from etsy shop oilclothshop.
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A work in progress.
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a new art journal/sketchbook
for me. :)

8 comments:

  1. Oh I BET that blue sky felt good:)
    xx

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  2. it sure did my dearest Plume :)
    Hope your day was a sweet one!

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  3. i LOVE that last book you made for yourself! i'm not really a handy girl...and i envy the ability of you handmade artists to simply make whatever you want. no perusing a store, no shopping for just the right thing...you can just fabricate it yourself! i think that's amazing. and the yellow with the small white flowers in the corner is just beautiful!

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  4. well thank you she!
    And let me just tell you if you are ever in Portland I would be more then happy to teach you how to make one :)

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  5. I love seeing all your projects...you are so creative!

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  6. Thanks my dear!
    I guess that is what happens when I dont have a day job to keep me busy :)

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  7. I love the aceos and art you are working on... do you know what else made me smile? The gorgeous blue glass on your kitchen sink. Good to surround yourself with little things of beauty. :D

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  8. I meant to say BATHROOM sink LOL

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