slightly wonky


little book
December 17, 2010, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Fleeting thoughts..., printmaking | Tags: , , ,

Okay, so I started another lino print. This one was less abstract…and I like it much less.  The ink is a dark blue/black.  I intend to color in the white areas, when the ink dries.  Sigh.  I’m trying not to let this get me down.

Then, as I was inspired by yesterday’s mini books…I decided to make another!  Yes, this one is totally handmade, so it looks…well, less polished.  I had fun doing it.  I may be on a book making binge, as this one was fun too!  I like being able to work as I go along, and not have to plan too much along the way.  Unlike the linoleum print, where one has to plan out a little…this book had no plan at all! MUCH more fun.

Now, inside:

And the cover:

And some close ups:

I’m happy with it.  I know…WHAT is it, really?  Who knows.  Like I need more books in the house?  Hmm…like I need more of anything in the house?  I’ll have to purge some of someone else’s books to make room for these.  JUST kidding!

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Liz – The little book is lovely! It is a wonderful gift item, I think. You could write favorite quotes on the pages, or lines from a favorite poem or a haiku. I think favorites quotes would be best – something soulful and inspirational!

Comment by Jean Kostojohn

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Comment by slightlywonky

so much for staying anonymous, huh mom? I agree, a fantastic gift item. It would also be a terrific home for your cartoon-ish ink prints (which I love) do you see the theme here? I believe many a famous children’s author started out this way (a la Shel Silverstein & Leo Lionni). This would also be a great place to write down some of the wonderful things that come out of little mouths (and then gift it to said little person at a much later date). So in the purging process…all people get to stay right?

Comment by Growing Muses

Oh, that’s such a great idea to make the little books about things that “the peanut” says! Good idea!!!

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