Friday, November 28, 2014

Valley View

I live in a little valley surrounded by hills just on the edge of the city. This is a view from my patio.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stone Books

This Stone Book was made after visiting the Geisel Library Special Collections Department at UCSD. I went on a field trip with Book Arts Class taught by Cindy Zimmerman and saw the Touch Stones made by Pamela Paulsrud. Pamela's looked like rocks and the sanded pages were very smooth and soft to the touch.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sketchbook Flip July - September 2014

This is a reconstructed journal made with various types of paper. The cover paper was decorated with a Gelli Plate. The inside shows sketches and paintings done on location (en plein air) at various locations throughout San Diego County and Portland Oregon while at the 2nd Annual Urban Sketchers Sketch crawl.
Music: Mob Battle, Silent Partner

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Boomshop of Comics

Boomshop of Comics is the only comic shop in San Diego. There is a coffee bar inside so it was easy to sit down to sketch. This is done in pen and watercolor.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Passport Case / Mini Notebook

A little notebook made from two 8.5 x 11 inch pieces of decorative paper. Inside is made from scrap paper. Instructions found in Yasutomo Mingei Crafts Book. 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside

Old Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, founded in 1798, is the oldest cemetery in North County San Diego still in operation.

This is where the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup Group met on November 9.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Japanese Stab Binding

This is the stitch we learned to make this week in Book Arts at Mesa College taught by Cindy Zimmerman. It is the Japanese Stab Binding. Next week we will construct a book using this stitch with hard covers and Butterfly Spine.