slightly wonky


Slight improvement
December 16, 2010, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Felting, printmaking | Tags: , , , , , , ,

So, I finished the lino prints last night.  I added the third color.  You can see it below:

I think that it turned out pretty well.  I did manage to jab my thumb with the tool used to cut the linoleum.  I know…cut AWAY from yourself.  My thumb didn’t seem to be anywhere near where I was working, but my hand slipped.  I need to get some of those oyster shucking gloves.  Or, I just need to pay more attention.

I also worked on a fabric composition:

and a detail:

This is a bunch of different fabrics/yarns, etc merged into one fabric through needle felting.  You basically use a barbed needle to poke through the layers, and fuse them together.  It’s pretty interesting how different fabrics behave when felted like this.  I have no idea what I’m doing with this thing, but I’m just going to keep adding to it.

I also made two tiny little books!  Here they are:

Aren’t they so cute?  There are only twelve pages in each book.  I got this little kit from the local art store to make them.  I’ve never made/bound a book before, but it was surprisingly fun!  Somehow, it never seemed very interesting to me.  Okay…a blank book…yawn.  But, when you make it yourself, It’s so fascinating how it all comes together in such an intelligent manner.  This wasn’t even any type of fancy binding, but they still turned out well.  Hmm… I may make more of these.  I have no idea why I would need a collection of tiny books with only twelve blank pages, but I’ll find some purpose.  Grocery lists?  Profound thoughts? (hmm…no, I want to USE these books)  Maybe I’ll just keep them as mini sketchbooks, to draw tiny things in.  Any other suggestions?  🙂

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how can there be no comments?! I’m dying for some of the creative types you know to make suggestions for these. Oh, oh, I know! How about making lots of these tiny books, filling them with your fabulous tiny sketches and then giving them to your very bestest buddies (you know, like the ones who were in your wedding, or who you’ve been to Mexico with for spring break)…just a thought (‘casue some of those people think you are SERIOUSLY TALENTED; but those same people have thought so since high school)

Comment by Growing Muses

I did enjoy making these books, so maybe filling them with sketches and giving them away is a good idea! They’re tiny and cute!

Comment by slightlywonky




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