Saturday, July 12, 2008

One for the money, two for the show...






Whew! Starting at about 7:15 am, I got it all together and photographed by 10 am. Binding went pretty smoothly, with one minor glitch, but thanks to the bookmaker muses, it all turned out okay.




With 106 photos and nine signatures in the interior, it was a test of my patience and sticktoitiveness. Fortunately, I have done enough books to know where to watch out and have pretty well figured out the right tension for the type of waxed linen I used. I would have preferred blue, but the black worked pretty well.




I didn't fare so well with the texting inside, as my Pigma pen was playing tricks on me, so I had to settle for a less than perfect fine point no name brand whose ink supply was on the verge of depletion. No time to get another as I finally finished the journal aspects at 11:45 pm after visiting with family on Friday Night. It was the right decision to take some time off. Taking a break from what would have been 14 continuous hours of working on it, my resolve to complete everything but the binding was accomplished by Friday.




NOW to package it up in some super wrap...and to get ready myself...Heck I have 90 minutes to get to the restaurant, bathe, find something to wear, drive the distance and then....ENJOY! t is going to be a great weekend!!

4 comments:

Cindy S. said...

That book is beautiful.
The beads we made during the class at school, I braided my hair in small braids and added the beads to the ends. It looks so different.

Pat Sernyk said...

Hey Cindy,
I never thought of that...I quit at making the pony tail holders, but that gives me a whole new idea of what to do with some of my leftover beads...Hope the holes are large enough to get the hair through...
Rekindling thoughts of Bo Derek walking on the beach with polymer beads...
P.

Cindy S. said...

The holes are perfect!!! And different colors. People ask about them. Like where I got them and look sad when I say we made them. If I'm walking I will be at the class in Aug. Totally looking forward to it. I've told many people about it.

Tina Holden said...

Gorgeous Fishy! Your books are quite the pieces of memorable art. I don't even have the patience for a cover...