Sunday, March 3, 2013

I love hearing how my books work out

I was speaking with a friend / fellow artisan Kathie about the craft shows she has been involved with lately. Kathie makes the most beautifully painted pillows that are quite special. Her sister Carol is an exquisite painter.

Kathie mentioned that her sister was using the custom portfolio that I made for Carol to display her work, and I was so happy to hear that this book had fufilled its destiny.

The cover paper that Carol chose has a lovely Baroque feel to it, it is lush in its metallic sheen and pieces of maroon peeking through to reveal the gentle details. The book was bound using a coptic stitch which allows for the book to lay open flat and display every image. The black pages have a slight texture to them, chosen through the inspiration of the textures of the paint used.

Thank you Carol for using something I made to display your work.
Thank you to Kathie for taking the time to take these photos of the book being in use.

To find Carol, please visit her HERE

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring cleaning should be left for the spring.

I have a whole lot of organizing to do around here. The studio. My mail. My closet. There must be more but I literally shudder at the thought of it all. I know that by organizing stuff and business things, I myself will be more organized. Not organized as much as at peace.

Someone wise said that, in more organically smooth language that rolled off their tongue, which was proof of their being so wise. I sometimes wonder what Maya Angelou is up to and if she would come hang out for a bit. Either Dr Angelou or Oprah.  That shouldn't be a problem I'm sure. What do they have to do? Of course, I kid. As long as it isn't Dr. Phil. No thank you to him.

The dreary winter has pulled me down a bit. Not enough sun means I get less done. I wonder if those natural light lamps work. That could be nice. Don't get me wrong, lazy days spent watching movies at home are great. That is how I have spent the weekend. The Sessions, Silver linings Playbook, This is 40, and then we went to see Identity Thief at the theatre last night. They were all good by the way, a few of them were really brilliant.

It is getting to the point that I have something scheduled every day. Every. Day. I am going to be forced to be on everyone else's time. I'm yawning right now at the idea of it.

I received a message from a great friend concerning a custom order I made for her business partner / sister. I am hoping to post about that soon.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

oh computers

The screen of the laptop died and its taken almost two weeks.  Its baaaaaaak!

Monday, January 14, 2013

With my last post, 101 things in 1001 days, the numbers mentioned have been in my head.

Turns out, the binary code for 101 in 1001 days..or to simplify 1011001, = y

Y. Interesting. Its an answer and also  a question. Why the heck did it concern  me about what the numbers meant in binary. Now I know.