Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round Robin

The first book for the round robin came this week and since Erin allowed us to do whatever we wanted in her journal the sky is the limit. I'm still on my bird kick, tip it's all about the shape of the head. Then I cut a hole which was originally a photo album type look but it was kind of boring. As luck would have it I saw something on printing with feathers. It was kind of hit and miss but I'm going to practice the technique a bit more and use it again. It was actually able to do it in Starbucks with no mess and only one brayer. They just installed bar type seating and it has a little shelf under it so I put the book on the shelf to dry. I'm debating adding color to one of the pages but happy about the way it turned out over all.

This journal belongs to the lovely Erin Kenepp who I actually met a few years ago at a Sabrina Ward Harrison weekend. The weekend was super amazing and intense and highly recommended if you ever have the chance to go. Erin's blog is located here

Happy Saturday.

This is why I walk 10,000 steps every day. One of the ladies at the Farmer's Market makes fresh blended teas and lemonades. Plus more than one booth has French pastries. Luckily all that sugar killes my need to have lunch. Fantastic. I hope the sun comes out today so I can take some pictures.

We are going to hit a garden center/ craft center and go to a comedy thing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pamphlet stitch and Cross Stitch

Pamphlet stitch and Cross Stitch

I'm in the process of debating if I want to take a book binding class this weekend. I have a few books on book binding and I started doing some of the traditional bindings to give myself a little training. At the begging of last year I started binding books by figuring out how to get the finished product just to see if I could do it.

I was talking to someone today about the book Re-bound (using recycled material to make books) and she was like can you follow the directions in the book. Yes you can but you do have to read them a couple of times. i can learn faster visually but I trained myself to learn other ways as well.

I rarely get anything when I read it the first time so it's just habit to read things 3 times and force my brain to push past that point where it shuts down. My brain doesn't love directions. My brain also doesn't love going outside of my comfort zone but I've learned to go beyond that point. I kept thinking about math today when I was working on the cross stitch book.

The cross stitch book cover isn't finished but I wanted to sew it so I could work in it. Dinner Time.