New Artist's Book

Artyczar

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Woohoo! All the pages are now finished! I can't believe it. I just completed the last of all the watercolors, which definitely took the longest to do. A lot of little details with little bitty brushes.

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I bound the dummy book, and the binding will be very simple, like so:

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The only things left to do are the boxes (finish spray painting them, then label them), bind and trim the books. And that's it! They will be done before my open studio no problem. I was incorrect about not being able to get them done. I thought I was going to spend time on making little watercolors for the event, but now so much. I'll have time to make some drawings though, and that will be enough.

I do need to make a little Tiktok movie of the book once it's all put together too, for promo purposes.
 

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Thank Iain, Joe, and PSA! I appreciate it.

I have been binding today, but I found one of my paper sheets (the fly page) was cut too narrow, so there's one book I can't bind until the weekend. Not that big of a deal. I do have to redraw two of the pages once I get that particular paper on Friday (I'd run out)., but it's just a couple of pages of little cartoon flowers. Better that than having to redo those watercolor pages!
 

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Well, I'm finished! I can't possibly post all the photos, and I don't have great ones yet. But here are all five of them in their boxes with cloth tabs and lino block print labels:

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And a few more, but only a few:

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What a neat package! in all aspects. I have to admit, initially, when the idea was proposed, I could only envision, despite the thematic relationship, a collection of disparate objects. Seeing is believing, in this instance. I am pleased to have been proven wrong. Hope they fly - like hot cakes..!
 
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