Sunday, August 31, 2008
they sing as they go
i haven't forgotten about The Book -- it's accruing stuff!
the spine used to be here -- i cut it off so i could fit everything in. i'll incorporate it into the new spine at the end of the process.
i did away with the pockets and put eyelets on all of the pages. i know, i know, i said i wasn't gonna make any radical decisions until everything was assembled, but those pockets had to go.
what a conglomeration. today i was thinking about conglomerate rock and wondering if i could just call this a conglomerate journal...
i got this tool (a 'crop-a-dile') for all of the eyelet setting-- my old one died on the job (helped along by me). i think this one will last a lifetime, talk about heavy duty. the directions say it'll punch holes in chipboard, and i believe it. eight tools in one! the trickiest part is remembering which part you're supposed to be using -- i keep trying to punch holes with the eyelet setting part. another benefit is that you get a terrific forearm workout each time you use it. heh! nine tools in one!
photos i printed out to glue on the back of paintings. i like this pic because it shows two of the photos blowing away.
not every page has a photo on the back-- this one has feathers under a sheet of vellum. this miniature mechanical pencil is the one that came in the wooden crayon box. my hand loves this little pencil.
one of the pockets that bit the dust. i tore off the pocket part and painted
another bird painting on it. (edited to add that only the painting on the right is mine! the upside down one on the left is a sticker of a jesse reno painting!)
and that's what's happening with The Book. the only pages i don't have a pic of are the wax paper/flower pages. there are more of those too...
have you listened to 'the girl from ipanema' with astrud gilberto and stan getz lately?