Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspired Photography NOW AVAILABLE!!

I've decided to go through my photography portfolios and list some photographs in Roundtheworldin80pgs that were inspired by different areas or cultures in the areas around me.

More listings are coming soon!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I have nothing clever for the title

Is it ever clever?

I spent the weekend tearing pages for a larger, more masculine leather bound journal. It was way more work than I had anticipated but its going to look great!

This journal has me thinking that I am going to have a few lines in my store:
global papers
leather bound
paintings inspired by

Any comments on that?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Did I ever mention, I love books?

A day or two after last weeks post I did indeed receive my Keith Smith book in the mail. What a good book! I began reading it right away and just through reading the first section, I learned some great tips. It was beautifully written.

The illustrations and the images within the book seem to be very helpful (I only say seem because Ive decided to read through the whole book before starting something brand new). This book has rejuvenated my love for books and I am filled with inspiration!

I have finished a set of leather bound books and now I am working on a larger leather bound journal. The leather books have a more masculine feel than the paper covered books, particularly the floral like patterns.

Monday, May 9, 2011

To glue or not to glue

Although I am awaiting for my first Keith Smith binding book (binding without glue) I thought I would feature a site that I was told about when I was in school...This to that.

It will help you figure out what adhesive could be best depending on what you are gluing together. Just enter the two different items you want to adhere together and the site will give you suggestions. I believe this site was created by former OCAD students, if I remember correctly.

Give it a try!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Newly made and listed

I bought some gorgeous handmade/painted paper from a fellow bookartist and went to work on some address books.