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Friday, February 20, 2009

Upside down clouds

Today I skied on a carpet of clouds. Maybe they fell from the sky. It was divine...
Another reason for making books is that it gives you an opportunity to invent four different surfaces. Don't forget that you can paint, sculpt, apply/invent textures, mix colours, use moulds, apply mosaics, well you know, the sky is the limit. Here are some books that I made recently and finally got to photograph.

This one measures 2 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches.

This one I don't have anymore but it measures about 3 x 4 inches.

3 1/2 x5 1/2 inches; the size of a Moleskine. Right now I am involved in a Moleskine exchange. We draw, paint, scribble, sketch, write, or whatever in each other's "moley" every month and exchange them. Because it is the same size as the moley, I can practice in this book. What I like about this style of book is that it lays out flat: you can use both pages for one drawing. More on this later.

This front cover is painted with tinted liquid clay over a mosaic of sorts: so much more to explore with this technique. Actually, upon reflection, it is liquid clay over mokume gane; the shavings of the mokume gane were used on the back cover.
If you click on the images you can see more details.
Have a great weekend: the temperature might cooperate!

1 comment:

Renata Pacheco said...

Your books are very, very beautiful, Violette. I'm looking forward to receive mine from OWOH.


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