Put my temporary studio away today. It feels good not to have to walk around an ironing board every time I enter/leave my bedroom.Source: facebook.com
I (Krissy) will always organize items by color if the opportunity presents itself. I will then take those color groups and put them in the order of ROYGBIV. Example:
When I was little I would do it with Crayolas all of the time. God forbid I’d be coloring and had to share a box of crayons. The other person would never put them back in the right order. I still do it.
Hey thread, don’t be so Sulky. Let’s go have some cookies and milk. Then we’ll have some ice cream. With rainbow sprinkles! (Which I eat, not organize.)
East meets west, if you will.
I made this book a couple weeks ago. I’d wanted to try a “stab” binding and I’d decided I was just going to do it. Nothing fancy here, no hard covers, since I don’t have a board punch.
In fact, I made the holes with a hammer and nail. For stab bindings, the thread goes through each hole several times, so the holes really have to be quite big; an awl just won’t cut it.
The pattern for the spine is an arrow pointing inward. The book took awhile to finish, as I was learning as I went along. The thread is a bit loose on the end because my knot tying is sub par. That’s what I get for not being a boy scout I guess.
The paper is some sweet ass cowboy paper we had lying around. Krissy must have bought it at some point. The front and back make sense to me. The front has the cowboy going to the right, which is aesthetically pleasing. I don’t have a photo of the back, but it’s the same deal. I didn’t want it to look random, I wanted it to make some sort of sense visually without being too preposterous about it.
This book won’t last forever; most softcover stab books aren’t meant to. I’m pleased with the end result, though. I think it’s make a nice random-use book. Maybe some writing, maybe some sketching.
A book this ridiculous doesn’t ask for anything too serious to grace its pages. It just wants to be appreciated.
- Until next time
P.S. Do note the bull at the bottom right.