Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Not new, but not blue

There hasn't been much activity in my studio over the last couple of weeks, with the result that there's been nothing to photograph and post on the blog. So, in order to satisfy those of you who only come here for the eye candy, here are a couple of photos of a book cover I made for an artist's journal about 12 months ago.
During a trip to Sydney last week for work, I escaped the 3 day conference for long enough to find some small notebooks that I'm going to cover and use as gifts for all those non-arty friends who wouldn't use artist's journals. When I got home I went looking for the photos of covers I've made up to now, to give me the inspiration I need to get started and decided that that's what I could share.
Please note also that this cover has absolutely no blue in it!(See! I CAN make things in other colours...) The background fabric is a gorgeous green-gold silk shot through with pink - one of those lucky fabric remnant finds.

This is the front...


...and this is the back...

5 comments:

Nola said...

Georgeous book cover! I can see I need to do something to make my books look a bit less boring!

Lisa Walton said...

As the very lucky recipient of this book I can confirm that it gets rave reviews from all my students when I take it to classes.

Dorothy Smith said...

The book cover is fantastic! Do you make them envelope style so the book fit and stays inside? Love your inklings too. I wish I was half that artistic...iujncsigh...

mereth said...

Beautiful work and I just love the colours too. The inklings are quite fascinating, they look as if they've grown all round each other. I might just try this one day...

Feather on a Wire said...

Lovely