31 October 2019

Plant Journal


All year while I have been so busy I have been seeing fabulous pictures artists are making on Instagram. One is a woman named Louise Watson. She is a superb embroidered and makes a lot of landscapes (which I love). She also has a perpetual flower journal and everytime I looked at a new sketch, I wanted to join in but no time during the summer. Well, the workshops are done and now maybe I can squeeze in a few remaining plants before the frost takes them all away.

Oh no! No blank sketchbooks!!! I had to make one. I ended up make four covers and stitching three books to completion. Here are the papers from a previous paste paper session.


Paste papers


Each half sheet which will cover the front and back book board




I had a fourth set of book boards so while all the supplies were out I thought I'd cover them in case I wanted to do another book


Book board covers cut





end papers


Cover and end paper glued in place


then wrapped in waxed paper to dry flat under a mountain of heavy books


The corners that were cut off the papste paper. I always save these little gems because I can't bear to throw them away.


Dried and read to punch spine holes


160 pages for three books


Dried covers


6 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great looking books they will be... Thank you for always sharing what you are doing. I don't always comment but I do like coming to see what you are up to.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Did you know Judith was back in Indy for good?

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  2. They will be beautiful, and I can't wait to see all the beautiful art you create in them! You make bookmaking look
    so easy, but I'm sure that's because you have done these so many times...

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    1. You can say that again. I just found another half filled sketchbook which will extend mt experimental time from 3 to 4 books. Beats waiting for the page to dry.

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  3. These look wonderful - you are so industrious! Happy sketching.

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    1. Just stitched by first from the second batch last night. Very peaceful "needlework" while watching British television.

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