Saturday, March 9, 2013
Post Vacation Work
This is partly because I am running out of room for all my artwork. It sits in piles all over the house. Under the beds, in the closets. You name it. Anyone who has been making art for over 40 years will know what I am talking about.
A few years ago I took a bookbinding class at the local high school and created some interesting books.
At the time, since I was a graphic designer, all my books were done electronically. There is nothing wrong with that, it is just that I want to make my new ones all by hand including the artwork.
I have yet to figure out how I want to do the type setting. I am not crazy about my hand writing but I really don't want anything electronically produced going into these books.
I found a wonderful book this week called Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden. I am making many models from the book of a variety of shapes and sizes to see what appeals to me for my work.
I am also labeling all my models with the title and page number. There are many, many binding styles in this book. And the directions are well laid out as well. Although you really have to read them and then read them again to be sure you don't miss any of the details.
This has been an interesting project for me since I returned from my vacation somewhat refreshed.