I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was very nice as we got to spend quite a bit of time at the bookstore checking out magazines and books. Unfortunately, I found out that Simple Scrapbooks and Ascent, which are two publications I check out occasionally, are folding. That’s such a bummer. I know there are other magazines that publish similar content but still it’s always nice to have more variety but I guess that’s just the sign of the times.
Anyway the rest of the weekend was pretty much spent away from the computer and at my work table. I did quite a bit of bookbinding so I’ll be adding more postcard journals in the shop and another new little book structure to add but more on that later.
Speaking of handmade books, while I was at the bookstore I found a new book on artist books, Book & Art: Handcrafting Artists’ Books by Dorothy Simpson Krause. There were a couple of techniques in this book that I’d like to try my hand at one of these days, like gelatin monoprints and drumleaf binding so I’ll be adding this book to my library of books on bookbinding. You can also check out the writer’s site to see some examples of her beautiful books.
Other than that, I’m still reading the books from my current stack. I hope to finish the P.D. James book soon as that’s for my mystery book group discussion coming up this week. Oh and speaking of book discussions, Danielle has come up with some wonderful selections for the next Slaves of Golconda read. Check ’em out and hope you’ll think about joining us.
Alright off to read!