The holiday season tends to throw one’s regular schedule off track (especially if one writes 25 posts in a month) but I have been trying to get things a bit closer to normal. I have been occupied this week with finishing the swap book for the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.
Work will not be exactly as shown in the screenshot. (I am, after all, trying to keep this a surprise.)
Since the swap involves providing instructions for the book, and since I wanted to include a DIY sample as well as the swap book itself, I printed out 16 pages on card stock which I will mail to the person assembling the instructions.
For the swap each of the participants is producing a different structure, and writing instructions on how the binding is made. It will be great to have the assembled information on all the books as well as a sample of each.
I hope that by next Sunday, my work schedule will have returned to normal and I will have more to show you! Meanwhile, you may still have time to make New Year’s stars for family or friends.
You can find the instructions here.
In other book arts news:
The Getty Iris recently published an article entitled 7 Favorite Flowers from Renaissance Manuscripts and Their Christian Symbolism. It may not be as cold where you are as it is where I am, but a few minutes looking at flower pictures is always a nice way to spend a little quiet time on a holiday. You can find the post here.
In knitting news: I finished another shawl to give away.
Since it is New Year’s Eve, here’s a bonus video of fireworks to celebrate.
Happy New Year!