Sunday, June 10, 2012

So Many Projects, So Little Time

Hibiscus growing in our backyard jungle
Happy June! How is your art focus? Mine is scattered. I have started a painting on canvas, worked in two art journals, made some new notebooks and an art journal.

Art Journal, Coptic stitch

This latest experiment is an art journal using the Coptic stitch. Fellow bookbinders on the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team (BEST) have kindly guided me toward good instructional sources in books and online. I find this binding very confusing and really want to master it since I have so many ideas for using this method. This is 8” x 10” with 140 lb. watercolor paper but next time I’ll use a smaller size and lighter covers than two Ampersand Claybord panels. The surface also takes acrylic paint very differently than the hot-press paper I know and love.

As I needed some more art ideas notebooks for myself, I made these new ones this week.

Three new art ideas notebooks

Thinking of using my photos more, I am considering a new printer. There is a cool one called the Epson Artisan I have my eye on; but it’s so large I would need to find space for it.

How are your summer projects going?

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