Here are a couple books that came out of the press looking very pleasant. I'll be taking my books out of my etsy shop for the weekend, adding them back next week with some new ones. Here's hoping for some sales in the rain. (The farmers need the rain so I'm not complaining).
I just finished assembling a big stack of little accordion books. They are very charming. I have some of the collaged butterflies in the mix as well as some funny owls and a couple little mini books which I think would make nice place cards. I'm gearing up for my first art show next weekend at Levandowski Pottery. I don't have a ton of books to bring, but I should be able to set up a tantalizing little corner in their pottery gallery. There are so many things I want to get done lately between bookmaking, drawing, portfolio work but the weather is so blasted nice that I end up sitting at the park or in the backyard with FGH for extended periods of time. It's just so WARM all of a sudden and it makes all of us so much happier.
...learning to drink from a cup (who says you can't drink a carrot?)...
...fitting many things into his hand (usually pinecones when he's outside)...
...enjoying a Grandma June donut...
...discovering Easter eggs with Madeline...
...stealing Madeline's basket.
We watched Water last night, an Indian movie about a young girl who becomes a widow before she has met her husband and is doomed to live in mourning with other widows for her entire life. She has to live with a shaved head and can only wear a humble white frock. It was pretty good. Heavy. Sad. A surge of mothering hormones came to surface at the end and I made Fredrik sleep snuggled next to us in bed afterwards. I had the need to protect my offspring. I would recommend it though the leading actor was pretty cheese ball. We thought it might turn into a Bollywood movie for awhile.
After a full moon cycle (or so) I've finally updated my etsy shop. At last I've put some of the little accordion books in there. I gave most of them away and I'm in the process of making eleven more. I'm still obsessed with the accordion form. People seem to be enjoying them and thinking of creative uses. One thing is certain, one year olds like to play with them. I'm thinking that I will put some pictures of cousins and grandparents in one for FGH. I'm also making more of the collage-y butterfly books.