I have taken a couple weeks off from bookbinding because of obligations with work and skating. Now that the big competition is done, I'm ready to get back on track for my 365 in 2013 challenge. I'm about 50 books behind schedule... But I haven't given up!
Monday I sat down and made books 52-54 of 365. All three are case bound books, which is a structure held together primarily through glueing. I had pages and covers pre-cut, so the bulk of my prep time was spent preparing decorative papers and book cloth. Then it was just a matter of assembling everything.
The black and white book with red poppies is going to be donated to a fundraiser for the Berea Arts Fest. I have done Berea Arts Fest the last two years and put in an application again for this year. I've applied for a couple other shows so far this year, and am waiting to hear back about acceptance.
In the meantime, I'm teaching a bookbinding class on Saturday, April 27th in the Cleveland area. Spaces are still available! Class description and materials list is available online. Call Small Studio (440-808-8599) to register and reserve your space.