Monday, September 17, 2012

My day in the studio.

Today l carried on where l left off yesterday! More bookmaking, more painting and loads of fun! Lots of experiments, some mistakes but some really good outcomes. Today l practiced making concertina books and tag books. This is the first long concertina l made from cream, watercolour paper.

A long concertina book in white, watercolour paper.

The next two images are of one of the books painted and with a cloth cover attached. Still experimenting but pleased so far at what l have created!

I made these two different example concertina books for my Book Making Classes. These are just created with thin paper; the "proper" ones will be made of watercolour paper!

I also started to make a booklet for tags and ended up making 3, while l had coffee in Artisan Coffee Shop! Then, when l came back to the studio, I couldn't wait to paint them!


As you can see... l am not a tidy artist!

........... and, l love using my hands whenever possible.

After washing my hands, l stared to sew the tag books... experimenting again! 

I now feel as if l really "own" my studio space. I hope you can understand what l mean!


Fenland Textile Studio said...

I totally understand what you mean about "owning2 your studio space. It took me a long time to arrive at this point myself. Really looking forward to meeting up in a few weeks.

yvette said...

the made my day

Martine said...

Lynda i know of no tidy artist............

lynda howells said...

I am looking forward to meeting you tooxx
Thanks everyone for your lovely commentsx

Mary said...

Great work Lynda,and I am also a very messy artist .

Anonymous said...

maybe you needed to have a messy bit of fun to 'own' the space!

Leslie said...

Ah yes. Paint, paper, books and a sewing machine. I'd feel right at home too in that beautiful mess!

lynda howells said...

Thank you all of you beautiful thoughts. Yes l think l did need to get messy before l felt it was my space! xx

T said...

this looks like fun, and such beautiful bright colours.


Terrie said...

Awesome creation. Own studio is a santuary you can do in one off and whenever you can. Fantastic color ! Eager to see the finished look.

Elizabeth said...

Such exciting art work!
So sorry not to have got back to you sooner
things rather hectic and not much internet.
Next time I'm in London we plan and actually get together!

jackie said...

They look like the hands of a true creative!
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