Just thought I'd write a short post so the first thing you see isn't a New Year's greeting.
In my other life I do Altered At and Digital Design. I've been doing a lot of that in the last couple of months, so I've been neglecting my blog here. I mean I've been doing a real lot of it. At this point I have severe Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Even so, I'm still doing a lot of Digital work. Gives new meaning to the term Art Junkie. Please make me stop!
But spring is here and I'm heading outdoors after what seemed to be an endless dark winter. Trying to stay off the computer for a few hours a day. I went out yesterday and took some photos of my neighborhood. I'm thinking I'm probably spoiled.
If that isn't enough natural beauty, then beyond the above forest scene there is also a Blue Heron rookery .
Did I mention that the Cherry Blossoms are starting to flower?
This is the view from my computer. This is what Real Estate sales people optimistically call a vis a vis view.
So it's time to back away from the computer and go play outside.
I have been doing some work on this site which brings us back to the above view.
Here' my new online store (shameless plug) that's attached to this site.
Also on the sidebar I've added links to other bookbinding blogs in case you get bored with mine. If you are on this list and want to be removed then let me know by email.
I promise I won't crumple into a sobbing mass of tears and then blog about the experience. To show what a good sport I am I'll make it easy for you.
Conversely, if you want to be added to the list, then send me a link for consideration.
As far as bookbinding is concerned, I bought some leather and made a couple of books with it. At that point I realized that I was well in over my head. I'm looking into some bookbinding workshops.
This made me think back to when my granddaughter was younger. I offered her a stick of gum and she said, "Thank kew" then promptly swallowed it.
No, not quite there yet.
The Guild of Book Workers USA
MILLIMETER BINDINGS henryhebert.net/2012/01/11/millimeter-and-rubow-bindings
HAND SEWN HEADBANDS
Be sure to check out the bookbinding blogs too.
They often have tutorials
BIG JUMP PRESS
Beautiful books and boxes in Finland
Portugal - leather tooling
OWL AND LION
Bookbinding workshops in Scotland
Forum & lots of info
BECCA MAKING FACES
Examples and TUTs of every Japanese stitch in the world