Monday, 10 November 2008

This post has no title

And there isn't much of a post, either.

The experiences I've had in the last week or so aren't something I'm willing to discuss in a public forum.

But I do have some pretty pictures to look at.

It's hip to be geodesic

It's still fall


Tree textures

Something new

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Books, reviewed

Handbound blank journal

Great success in the past week on the bookbinding front: I finished my first commission (above) and delivered it to the client. It's a blank, handsewn sketching journal with a grey suede cover. The text block is constructed from two sheets of Fabriano Tiziano (colour: Vesuvio), and folded into a sextodecimo (that's a sheet of paper folded in half four times).

The binding is Waterfall, from Keith Smith's 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings, page 104, and the closure is two pieces of snowflake obsidian epoxied to metallic silver Fimo. All the sewing is with 18/3 commercial Irish linen thread.

Finished size is 12.5 x 16 x 3 cm (5 x 6.25 x 1.25 in), including closure.

The model for a project I've been working on for awhile has now been included in the most recent edition of The Bonefolder, an online, peer-reviewed journal for hand bookbinders and book artists, on page 37.

Le RĂªve du Normand/Norman's Dream is a tunnel book I first thought about several years ago, when I was up in the mountains on a French immersion weekend (hence the bilingual name), sitting in front of a roaring open fire, early on Sunday morning, before everyone else was up and about.

It works in its current size, but I'd like to make it larger -- in fact, have the picture of Norman to be the same size as he is.

There will be a few other changes to it as well (such as using the paste paper solely for the binding), more found objects, and likely strengthening the front and back panels with book board. It's one of the projects that I want to get done before the end of the year.

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