Friday, January 1, 2010

Bleeding for the art of paper

Anyone who works in a paper studio, especially paper studios involved with bookbinding, will tell you it can be a dangerous business. Awls, punches, drills, Exacto knives, utility knives, stack cutters, needles...injuries waiting to happen. But in exchange for the privilege and joy of being an artist in the studio...totally worth it.

Map Album

I've been making this Map Album by hand for several years without incident. But on this day, I got careless. I was snipping the ends off a vintage brad with some utility snips and...
Bleeding finger
Bleeding finger 2
Drop of blood
Oh well.

Here were the results:Stack of unbound Map Album covers

France, Spain, Italy, NYC, Washington State, Caribbean

France Washington State

Map Album France

Map Album Italy

Map Album New York New Jersey

These Map Albums will be available at the soon-to-open Paper and More, 3802 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO (314) 729-0220.



DymphieM said...

all for the sake of art, sorry you hurt yourself, although it looks you managed to keep rule #1: never bleed on your work :)
Love the map albums!

Happy 2010!

Kelly Ballard said...

Those map books are awesome and worth the occasional injury! I've got a few crafting scars of my own!

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Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

OUCH! But for a good result! (:

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Krissy said...

These look fantastic!! Great work!