I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a boring blogger for awhile. The studio is humming with activity, but it's mostly TOP SECRET book stuff, so I can't share it! Meanwhile, I'm taking a break and traveling out to some national parks.
Inspired by the article in the new issue of Cloth Paper Scissors (you guys haven't seen it yet) I took this great old book of bird identification and primed it for my journey. I glued pages together in fives then stitched around each set with my sewing machine. I was concerned about the binding, so I added a strip of muslin at each join and attached it with fabric glue. Then I coated the pages with clear gesso so they have some tooth. Here's the book ready to go. When I get back I'll hopefully have some pages finished with sketches and journaling and I'll share that. On my trip I'll be reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks in my spare time. Watch for photos of our Route 66 adventure, coming to a blog near you! K