My first book after this break is a case-bound book, covered in a flannel that served me well as a pyjama for some years. The headbands are hand stitched, endpapers are sewn-on, with some decorative paste downs that I swapped with dwaallicht or Ignis Fatuus a few weeks ago. It has 320 pages from beautiful sketching paper.
It feels good to be making books again!
And there are more good news. I will be represented with my Smiley Orcale at Vamp & Tramp! I am not yet listed there, this will take another few days or weeks. But the ink on the contract is already drying.
Of course you can continue to order it at Etsy, if you want to!
Es fühlt sich gut an, nach der Computer- und Restaurationspause wieder Bücher zu machen! Das oben war mein erstes Stück seit dem. Und es gibt weitere gute Nachrichten. Ich werde demnächst mit meinem Smiley Oracle bei Vamp & Tramp vertreten sein. Jetzt muss ich nur noch die KSK (Künstlersozialkasse) davon überzeugen, dass das ein Beweis meiner Tätigkeit als Künstlerin ist.
I’ll be in Bruges this weekend, and will keep a lookout for bookish items to show to you. I’m looking forward to try to speak a little Dutch while I’m there. I was told that they have a different pronounciation there than what am used to by my lessons (my teacher mainly practices in Ameland). We’ll see. My trials in Amsterdam yielded mixed results: Usually when I tried to speak to people in Dutch they would immediately switch to English, sometimes ask me to repeat what I just said. But one bus driver was so nice to ask me whether I am from Belgium and to seem honestly surprised and delighted when I told him I’m from Germany. They are nice people in Amsterdam! – That was when I was really tired, exhausted from a day of walking, wet to the bones from heavy rain, and I was not even trying to speak well. Maybe that’s the trick?
Have a nice weekend all, and thanks for reading!