diversions

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SO… I had planned to spend the whole day in the studio today, but the universe had other plans… I am going to a festival in Johnsonburg, PA this weekend and my inventory of book works is very low, I thought I would spend the day relaxing and making more books.

First I had to drive my son to work, and on the way my brand new truck got a flat. So I had to wait to be rescued… (I know that’s pathetic, but there is no way my back can handle changing a tire) and then after I had taken him to work with the spare on, I had to drop the truck off at the dealership for a new tire (which meant I had to go back and pick it up later) and then later in the day, I had to go and fetch my son back from work. Basically I got nothing done until after 5pm. The one book I had started in the morning went disastrously wrong, probably because I was stressed out!

Then things got better… the kids (well I guess really they are adults now) went out to a restaurant to play trivia, so I didn’t have to make dinner, and I headed up to the studio with some coffee and got some great work done šŸ™‚ Here’s some pictures, just in case you are out and about and want to do some shopping this weekend.

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12 thoughts on “diversions

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. šŸ™‚ You have some great book art here! I’m dabbling in a little book making myself. Good luck at the festival!

  2. hi deb –
    I just received your comment! I’m so glad to hear you have a class to work with – i almost wish i could get a group of kids together and teach the lessons…

    so thank you x 100 for this and I am going to add your blog to my list of blogs to visit, because i love book arts but i don’t have time to stroll through your posts here…. i will be back!

    look forward to hearing more as your butterflies start to ‘unfold’!! ;0)

    we now have a member in the group that is in houston and will be our official liason with the holocaust museum!

    trudi

  3. My, you have been busy! These books are wonderful; you can’t mean that you made all of these in one evening? I’m just itching to learn how to make books- soon, I hope. Good luck at the festival, and have fun!

    • actually I made all of them in one afternoon/evening… some were partly started and just needed to be finished. I have a habit of getting things about 2/3 of the way through and then losing interest, so so days I just go through and finish up. The first book in the slide show was started from scratch that day, as were a couple of the others…

  4. Wow — didn’t know you were heading to Johnsonburg — I grew up in Ridgway, PA, just down the river. Sorry that the start of the year was so rough on you!

    • my classes are fine… I have some fantastic students, I just have two large pieces to finish in less than two weeks for exhibitions… but I managed to get some work done tonight so I am feeling a little more optimistic than I was!!

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