Wednesday, February 27, 2013

owl drawing

did this the other night in my everyday journal just before going to sleep...
there's my reference picture on the right...it's a Long-Eared Owl

a close-up.

what do you think?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

on the re-bound

no, it's not THAT.

I overstuffed my Ticket to Venice - Honeymoon in Australia travel journal.

So. I decided to re-bind it....take out the original binding thread, remove the existing spine, make a new wider one, then rebind it. 
Easier said than done.
Here's the final result though....



I started binding and discovered I would need to reinforce the spine so took that out and added a layer of manila folder material, then covered it with book cloth tape. Then re-punched the holes and started again.



then, as I was tightening the thread I broke it. :(
But, thanks to the fantabulous Mary Ann Moss, I know how to fix it.

you may be able to tell that last signature still needs some stuffin'. 

I'm diving back into it now.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Ticket to Venice - Journal -video flip-through

I have completed construction of my first Ticket To Venice travel journal and have created my first flip through video of it.
Your gentle comments are desired....
video