It is nine o’clock when the carillon of Tall Jan calls me to my atelier… during the evening and night-time Tall Jan only strikes the hours, at 9 a.m. the carillon starts to play its melody and will be ‘singing’ every quarter of the day.
At 9 a.m., the day starts ‘for real’…
… so, what did I find on my desk at nine this morning when I wandered into my atelier with my mug of coffee?
There’s my Chronicles. I finished another spread yesterday which I photographed and then I turned the page and smeared some paint on the new-to-start ‘week.’ I’ll probably work on this spread today.
I realize that I did not visit any of you ‘deskers’ last week, I appologize. My days were filled with all kinds of activities which left me with few time at the computer. One of those activities was, as I stated last week, to sort out my books and HELL, was that some job to do! I ended up with four boxes of books that didn’t make it onto the shelves and my beloved got rid of some/a lot of his books too. Yes, after 20 years of living together we somehow still have seperate shelves: ‘my books’ and ‘his books’… the case on the left is ‘mine’ and the one to the right is ‘his.’ The middle part is filled with art books and reference books (is that the right word? Like dictionaries and atlasses and such.)
See that? We even got space left to put file folders/administration or… well, whatever. I guess that space on the shelves will be filled in no-time.
The rest of the week flew by as I put all my time and concentration in creating a new “Chronicles” art journal for next year. I showed you the fabric cover I was working on last week and look what happened after that…
I finished the cover!
I finished the back!
… and I bound the book stringing beads to the binding thread.
Its a big journal (21 x 29,8 cm – 8.27 × 11.69 inch) and it will be lovely to work on another size and shape next year.
You must know last year I bound a square-shaped journal (which make the spreads to work on rectangle of course) and the moment I started working in it I realized I didn’t like this shape at all! I even considered binding another journal, but it was a matter of honour to not do that and work with it all year. Now that we’re in week 46, I am kinda used to its size and shape but to be honest, I still don’t like it and I never, ever will work in a square shaped journal again… uhrmmmm… probably!
Anyway, here’s two spreads of former (October) weeks.
The Chronicles of Marit 2018 – Week 42
The Chronicles of Marit 2018 – Week 43
Before I move on with my day, there’s this thing I want to point out to you, because you want to join Book of Days 2019, right?
Especially because I am a BONUS TEACHER next year and you know a YES to this e-course is a YES to inspiration, encouragement, artistic grow, creativity, tutorials and a whole lotta love!
If you are thinking about joining, you better register while the price is right: early bird pricing is $99 until December 31st ($120 thereafter.) I really look forward to present a tutorial in Book of Days and I really hope to see some familiar names and faces there!