Trying new ways for Soul Song

It might happen that “soul song” is being cast into yet another new form. Other people might do sketches and decide then, I have to try it out. I’ll see. I have two or three new ideas how this should go on. I really liked the look of the white gesso with the golden tips […]

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Playing with circles, leather and gold

To my surprise I am working steadily towards my goal for this year as stated in a comment to Ellen’s blog: “Make a couple of books this year, and try making them something new.” I finished the book above this morning. It is inspired by this book by Amanda. I described the whole making here […]

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“Pots” – a first trial

I mentioned in the last post that I found an interview with Edmund de Waal very inspiring, and I have been working a little more on that what I had in mind then. If you don’t know his work, have a look at his website. You’ll find some slideshows with beautiful pictures there. I wish […]

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Some video links and things to think about

During last weekend, while I was working and finishing more work than I did for a long time, I watched and listened to some episodes of the BBC series “What do Artists Do All Day”. Among them the episodes featuring Shani Rhys James and Edmund de Waal: Shani Rhys James says while starting work on […]

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A glimpse into my workspace and an arbitrary advice on storing glue

This is how I store glue. I bought the 1l containers when I was still using a lot of glue for my bindings. Since two years now I don’t make books daily anymore, and I am left with several half-empty glue boxes with different specialized glue. But until now I had no problems with glue […]

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