Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting There

A short while ago I showed you the idea for a book I was working on, and how disappointed I was with the results. I hate giving up on an idea so it was time for a big re-think and behold a solution became clearer. Not enough white space. The images are very subtle in their colouring and needed white space about them, Taking the text of the image helped to, as did deciding to put the text on its' own page, giving it a lot of space and playing with the kerning. Building the book was really fun. I printed the pages in spreads of 4, trimmed them, glued them and folded them into a 400 in. long accordion, made the end plates,  [don't know if that is the correct word] glued all together and voila, the latest incarnation.
Why I Paint, latest incarnation


  1. I love it

    What a special book for yourself.

  2. Liz, this is so special! It's one of these works that I so wish I could hold, unfold, examine, study, admire from close distance. Fabulous!

  3. Wow, Liz - this is BRILLIANT - I want to see some close ups!! Wish I could see it first hand!!

  4. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and enthusiasm for the book. I am thinking of making 2 more with different end papers and also to get some more experience with the gluing which I find VERY tricky. Thanks again I really appreciate your comments.


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