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January 19, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 10:29 am

but inside it’s so delightful and since we’ve no place to go….let it snow let it snow let it snow! 

Hey ya’ll…

(my southern roots are showing…) I’m still working on my challenge #2 project. I glued up the cover this morning and it doesn’t want to dry very fast and I don’t want to attach the block until the cover stops feeling like a wet sponge. I swear it’ll be up by this evening. I may have to help it along a bit.

We are expecting snow here sometime today. We aren’t normally prone to getting much snow here in the Tidewater area so you know what that means…stay home and don’t go out unless you have to because folks drive like absolute maniacs when we get the least little bit of snow on the roads here.  Nuff said…

Lucky for me I’m surrounded by art supplies and snuggly kitties so I’m set for the day. Though I did sign up for a free workshop at Jerry’s today from 2-4 where we will learn techniques for using acrylic paints. It should be fun and I might learn something that I can incorporate into my book covers.

For you local folks…if we don’t get snowed in of course…I’m teaching a class tommorrow at Jerry’s from 1-4. There’s still plenty of spaces available if you are looking for something fun and creative to do. We will be making simple hardcover sketchbooks/journals.

In the mail…

Someone on one of the book arts mailing list I’m on sent this link along. It’s a tutorial on making an artists book. From the site “Use this website to research and make your own unique artist’s notebook, inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels. The Lindisfarne Gospels were created in Northumberland almost 1300 years ago. It is a celebration of word, time and place. You don’t need to know the gospels or be a great artist to take part! You just need time, an open mind, and a willingness to research, experiment and explore.”

The site offers some instructions on interesting techniques for embellishing paper and the book cover. It’s def. worth a look as you might find something you’d like to incorporate into your own books. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new ideas fow ways to add uniqueness to my covers.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day…now…where’s that hair dryer…

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1 Comment »

  1. Snow! Ha! I only wished we would have some, and it would be no surprise in January. But instead, we are about 12° now, and up 16° are predicted. It shouldn’t be that warm around here before spring … have a nice weekend, Jackie.

    Comment by bookarat — January 19, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

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