Thursday, March 31, 2011

A New Book in Progress and ATCs

I started my next book yesterday; it will be a case bound repurposed book using 67 lb cover paper with a little texture as the pages. It has 6 signatures with 5 folios in each for a total of 120 pages. There will be pretty paper added as end papers which will be glued to the first and last pages, so there will be 118 pages.  Here is what it will look like:

I will be joining the signatures with a modified link stitch and adding decorative end papers.

I was hoping to get a couple of books made yesterday, but was asked to take Little Miss 3 for the day and her sister, Miss 8, got off the bus here. Their Mom worked until just after 9 last evening, so I didn't get much done. But I sure had a good time.

Miss 8 made me a few ATCs while she was here. I am planning to put them in my three ring binder with others I have so they will be preserved. She is quite excited to join my collection.

She makes such lovely art for me.

On Saturday, I am watching Little Miss 7 and her new baby sister (I can't believe Zoƫ is 5 weeks old already) while Mom and Dad go out. I am so looking forward to it. My Little Miss 7 is an artist extraordinaire; I think I will give her some ATC blanks and see what she comes up with. I need to have some of her art in my collection, too.

I have a busy day planned today. The hubster is taking me to East Lansing to the bookstore so I can find a collection of hard crossword puzzles and then out to lunch. We will then stop in Mason at the Maple Street Mall to move him from the booth he has been occupying to a new one and will be swapping out some things and bringing them home.

I'm hoping to finish the Riis book this afternoon and start another. I ordered some Arches 140# watercolor paper from Dick Blick yesterday so I can make watercolor journals. I've had several requests regarding the use of "real" watercolor paper. I will make a book and then decide what I will have to charge. The Arches paper is a bit expensive, but will make a wonderful journal.

I'd best get this day started. I'm still in my jimjams and haven't had my second cup of coffee yet.



  1. The ATCs are wonderful - I especially like the bird. You are sooo lucky to have your kidlets so close by! hugs, nancy

  2. Hello Vicki,
    I have just received an email link to your blog, having just signed up to join Artist of the Round Table. I love the ATC's that your Miss 8 made for you. My two children sometimes make ATC's and I sooo love to see them at work and see how differet ideas they have grow into miniture works of art.I have laready had a very quick look at your lovely blog I'll certainly enjoy having a longer look and seeing the lovely things you post about. Have you been a member of ART very long?

  3. Hi Luv

    I've been a member of A.R.T for quite a long time, but you know how time is - so fluid. I'm not sure if it's been a year or more....

    Thanks for visiting,


  4. What a wonderful connection to your grandchildren. They are obviously doing well with all the love they receive from you.