Saturday, July 5, 2008
on the verge of a mini-book binge
i'm absorbed in making mini-books this weekend, thanks to a wonderful new art journal group that ricë freeman-zachery started this past week. she's assembled a very interesting, diverse group of journalers ranging from complete beginners to people who have been at it for decades. it's a great forum for discussing journaling ideas, resources, supplies, and inspiration. darn it, ricë. like i needed another diversion.
one member of the group, annie from the netherlands, posted a set of beautiful photos on flickr - one of her mini books, the other of a gorgeous journal with linocuts in black and white - which sparked two impulses in me, one to make mini-books and the other to draw forevermore in black and white...
so, mini-books first. i'm starting with this stash of papers that i painted last year and we'll see where it goes from there. after that, i feel a big wave of black & white approaching - stay tuned...
one more thing: the august issue of HOW magazine is now on the stands, and it has a permanent place in my handbag; i can't get enough. it's almost entirely focused on hand-crafted graphic design instead of digital design this month. check it out!
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