Insomnia- the artsy girl’s best friend. Sure, I may seem a little dazed at times and the baggage under my eyes would cost a fortune to check at the airport, but I have some pretty cool stuff to show for it. Here’s what’s up:
I’ve been altering some purchased Moleskine books that I’ll be putting up for sale: Legendary notebooks reinvented with some pretty decent (and much stronger) covers. Inspired by the reinvention of my adored Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal, which has fantastic paper but a cover that would never hold up to my abuse. Pictures forthcoming, but if you want one, hit up the etsy shop and custom order one. If you want a Quadrato, I’d be happy to oblige, but the base price of the book before my alterations is pretty high, so please don’t have a coronary from sticker shock!
Also doing hand binding, playing around with some new techniques- I am really happy with the side sewn book I just finished (again, pictures are coming!) and am working on some ideas for books and bindings that function more as a fully finished piece of art rather than a journal, notebook, or sketchbook.
Just a note on some products I have recently discovered and fell in love with:
Every Golden Acrylic Medium I have tried- it is high quality and they produce so many different types for so many different effects
The aforementioned Fabriano Artist Journals- fantastic paper for my multimedia sketchbook; however, the cover would never survive my abuse, so I altered the binding to make it stronger. The company has apparently discontinued the regular Artist Journal, but still makes the Quadrato.
Metal- stay tuned to see what comes of this, but in my search for small letter stamps, I came across a die cut stamping alphabet; I have been contemplating adding metal to my work, and think its about time for some more hardware.
Next time- pictures of my new stuff!! Stay tuned!!