Sunday, September 26, 2010

Like a worker bee

Ive been hard at work trying to add to my inventory to a) strengthen my store b) have more to bring to art shows and sales and c) to use the new and awesome paper I just received from Israel.

Here is a link for a vido from and about etsy. It reminds us how important it is to keep the handmade market alive!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Levi-Strauss Project

Here are some photos of the two journals I was commissioned to make by the Levi-Strauss. They approached just 8 bookbinders out of many and asked us to create 2 journals, minimum size of 10x10 inches and 72 pages. The journals will be given to women around the world who have changed their or others lives in a dramatic way, basically celebrating the power of women! Of course I was thrilled to participate!
The black and white journal is covered in japanese paper with a bright pink lotka paper from Nepal inside. I loved not only the play with the black and white vs. colour but using two different papers from two different places in the world. Both beautiful but both different.
The green journal is covered in a satin embroidered fabric from India, the back cover is black. I liked the simplicity but I wanted to let the cover really shine.