Fridayevening… and before I slip into my pyjamas to spend the rest of the evening hanging on the couch with my beloved and watch crime series, I use this stolen moment to post two more old Chronicle art journal pages (dated February and March) and a small harmonica box-book that I created only a few weeks ago… come on in and enjoy!
The Chronicles of Marit 2014 – Week 9
The Chronicles of Marit 2014 – Week 10
Next is a harmonica (or ‘accordion’) book that I made inspired by a photograph of a small harmonica book-in-a-box. The photo was published in Cover to Cover – a wonderful book about bookbinding by Shereen LaPlantz. The harmonica book I was isnpired by was made by Aliza Thomas. I could not find a photo of it on the internet but if you happen to have the book Cover to Cover, the photo I refer to is on page 8 (and if you don’t have that book and love bookbinding, Cover to Cover is a musthave! I highly recommend it!)
I was very surprised to learn that today’s tangent #3 in the series Tangents and Tactics onTammy’s blog is about creating accordion books… so I will add this blogpost to her linky-list.
Little Atom-book (closed)
Little Atom-book (open)
As you can see, I made this book in a small box of which I altered the lid to make it work as a book cover.
Harmonica – or accordion – books can be made in all shapes, sizes and forms and you don’t have to have any experience in bookbinding to make one… Tammy explains and shows how to make your own accordion book on her blog today, so hop on over to Daisy Yellow if you feel inspired to make one yourself. I’d say: it’s a nice thing to get your hands busy on this weekend.
I myself will be working on what is laying half-finished on my desk…
… small cards indeed. Business cards, to be exact. Now that I moved to another part of the country, I need new business cards as the old ones have the old address on it… and I thought it would be fun to make a stack of business cards (I rather call it ‘art cards) myself…. I handcarved a stamp with my website address (the ‘stamped blocks’ you see on the left) and I machine stitched little pieces of paper (cut from left over monoprints) on small cards on which I also stamped some information. There’s still a lot of work left to do (like: cut out the stamped blocks – doodle some text around it – tie off the loose machine threads – glue both sides together…) but it is satisfying.
Hope you all have a creative and satisfying weekend!
P.S. If you have my old mailing address (Eindhoven) and would like to have my new mailing address (Middelburg) – for example to send me a postcard (*hint*hint*) – shoot me an email (find it on the sidemenu) and I will be happy to give it to you.