Saturday, July 5, 2008

on the verge of a mini-book binge



i'm absorbed in making mini-books this weekend, thanks to a wonderful new art journal group that ricë freeman-zachery started this past week. she's assembled a very interesting, diverse group of journalers ranging from complete beginners to people who have been at it for decades. it's a great forum for discussing journaling ideas, resources, supplies, and inspiration. darn it, ricë. like i needed another diversion.

one member of the group, annie from the netherlands, posted a set of beautiful photos on flickr - one of her mini books, the other of a gorgeous journal with linocuts in black and white - which sparked two impulses in me, one to make mini-books and the other to draw forevermore in black and white...

so, mini-books first. i'm starting with this stash of papers that i painted last year and we'll see where it goes from there. after that, i feel a big wave of black & white approaching - stay tuned...

one more thing: the august issue of HOW magazine is now on the stands, and it has a permanent place in my handbag; i can't get enough. it's almost entirely focused on hand-crafted graphic design instead of digital design this month. check it out!

5 comments:

Ricë said...

cool paper! and thanks for the link--who knows who will find us!

hrsj said...

Aimee your paper is beautiful, and so vibrant! i can't wait to see your mini books, what will they have on the inside?

aimee said...

ricë: it's already sparked at least 50 ideas. great fun!

heather: i'm planning to give these mini journals away. if you see one you like in the next post, let me know!

nina seven said...

Aimee - thanks for the nice comments..it's fun to meet a fellow Hoosier. I grew up in Columbus, 40 miles south of Indianapolis. A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there again! Your work is so vibrant and fun, I enjoyed looking through your blog posts. Good luck with everything!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Aimee!
I see we BOTH like bright, vibrant color!!!! I LOVE what you did with these papers!!!! THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!