Wednesday, June 30, 2010
It's so hard to be motivated to go to my studio in the summer. I just want to hang out outside all day.
I did manage to get myself in there today and I spent a good 3 hours getting work done. That's a lot of time for me in my studio ;)
I finished the small project I've been working on. It's a little book of bird drawings. It measures about 4.5x5". The cover is made out of old index cards that I glued and sewed together. The pages are old pages from a typewriter manual. I used micron ens and gouache paint to create the little birds on the pages.
I then dipped the pages in hot beeswax. When you open the book a faint smell of beeswax hits your nose. I love it. I love how small and intimate it is. I still need to sew it together. I don't know if I am going to list it on Etsy.
It was really refreshing to make something without any intention of selling it. We'll see I suppose. I also got a new painting finished and listed in my shop. I started a new one, and I am almost done with another. Things are going well.
June has been a great month for me! I am very thankful for all the success and work I've accomplished.