All posts tagged book arts

  • I just had to show you this.

    Beautiful. $3 in the library used book store.

  • 5: books I made

    Once upon a time I had the published Friday Fives in the morning….Ah well.

    Here are some of the books I made for book arts last year:

    01| Coptic stitch book. Burlap, cotton paper, linen thread, ink pen

    02| Spectacle book (meteor shower). Black ink on black paper, paint, colored pencil. Coptic stitch.

    03| Rhythms of Childhood book. Cassette tapes, linen thread, colored cardstock. Coptic stitch.

    04| Little Yellow Spider book. Leather, linen thread, ink, typewriter, letter press. Long stitch. (The cover looks better than my crappy picture makes it look)

    05| Haiku books. Japanese stab bound (tortoise shell) book. Canson paper, weird leafy paper, linen thread.

    And you already saw my map book in this post.

  • Back to School II: Sharpie Giveaway!


    The Sharpie. A wonderful creation. This year I have prepared for my back to school adventures with a new pack of Sharpie Markers, Sharpie Pens, and the new Sharpie pencils. So you can imagine my delight when I saw that One Pearl Button was having a Sharpie Giveaway as a back-to-school event. Leave a comment on her post to enter! (I’ve been secretly following her for a year,  I love her blog and you should too, she’s been on my blog roll)

    Last semester for my book arts class I made this:

    (30 x 22 inches, click to enlarge)

    With Bic permanent markers. Gasp. My friend’s mom got them for free for being a school administrator so they were at hand. But I would love to do another one in the Sharpies. I’m sure if I did, everything about it would be better. ::wink wink::

    It’s my walk to elementary school when I was little. It has my peach-colored house, which I was embarassed of; our neighbors dog, Stormy; The lady with the beautiful backyard that always had birds in the fountain; The part of the sidewalk with the annoying bushes; The house with the puppies and the green & white privacy screen. And so on..

    Alli is also part of the Sharpie Squad. Is that neat?

    Last year James Victore, a famous graphic designer, came to do a workshop at my school. He does a lot of his art with Sharpie Markers, and when his new book came out, James Victore or, Who died and made you boss?, Sharpie made a special James Victore Sharpie which said “Victore” instead of Sharpie. Evan got one!

    Here’s one of his pieces: