finally some time to play!

book groupFriday I managed to leave the print shop a little early, just getting out of there before 5pm felt like a vacation!! So that was a really positive start to my weekend. I tried to get some chores out-of-the-way so I could free up some guilt free time in the studio, which for once I actually managed to follow through on. Usually what happens is I use housework as a procrastination tool, being afraid to actually get to work on something, I putter around the house doing super important things like cleaning out the cupboard under the sink, or whatever.  I did take my youngest daughter shopping for a homecoming dress, but I still managed a couple of hours of studio time…

Sunday was even better, aside from laundry, dishes, dinner, I spent a glorious afternoon just making books for the Bonagany festival this weekend. The hardest thing for me is I don’t like to make the same thing twice, and really to be competitive price-wise at these things I probably should mass produce, but I can’t make myself do it! Instead I find I make themed books, so I’ll be inspired by some paper or binding and end up making some books that are related but not identical. So generally the theme for the weekend was buttonhole/sewn bindings and purple Victoriana, although I then made an autumnal book which has inspired another one I haven’t finished yet, maybe later tonight after I finish marking my visual survey exams… so without further muttering on my part, here are the pictures!

P.S. In a completely unrelated note, and just in case you haven’t seen it yet, although links to this post were everywhere I went this weekend, check out the amazing elephants in this post

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