Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Great Reveal -- the EveryDay Matters book of paintings and drawings

Here's the first of the two books, the paintings and drawings I did on Arches hotpress paper last Spring, using ink, wash, Caran d'Ache crayons, and whatever mood struck me at the time!   I edged all the paintings with transparent duct tape, the kind with a filament running through it, very strong, then stitched each page with blanket stitch, leaving long tails at start and finish, which I then braided and knotted to fasten all the pages together.  This method allows the book to open completely flat on each page so that you can easily see the painting. 



















The book is titled EveryDay Matters Spring 2012, and the back cover is a self portrait, which I thought would be a nice addition, given that you usually get a pic of the author on the back cover of a commercial book!  As to the destination of this book, not yet decided.

9 comments:

jkreves said...

I love the book. Love the drawings/paintings and the casual topic idea.

margaret said...

such creativity, a great book with lots if lovely pages. I do so admire those who can draw and paint

spinlily said...

I love the sink. You made it so beautiful.

VivJM said...

What a lovely book & drawings. You have made everyday things quite magical & beautiful. Wonderful work!

Lynn said...

Your drawings look great all together in the book. I think my favorite is the asparagus.

playfulstitching said...

What a great binding idea. I may have to steal it for a project of my own! I wonder how it would do with a fabric book?

Boud said...

I imagine it would be a lot easier to do this stitching through fabric, than through the reinforced tape! I had to pierce all the holes first then stitch. But it works well because the pages are pretty sturdy, so they don't flop. You might need to stiffen the covers of a fabric book to get the same advantage. But feel free to try! I didn't patent the method. I don't even know if I invented it. It just seemed like a good way to go!

Isabelle said...

this book is a treasure !

. said...

Very nice work, will be fun for you to go through from time to time. Looking forward to see what 2013 will look like : )