Thar She Blows

My friend Anne, awesome buddy and mehndi artist extraordinaire, traded me some excellent henna for a book.  She and a friend are re-reading Moby-Dick and are going to pass a journal back and forth as they do so. So, I made her a Moby-Dick book and I am going to join in on the fun. I have never actually read any Melville, except for the time I had to read Billy Budd in high school, probably at gunpoint, and thought it was unintentionally hysterical. I have high hopes for Moby, though. At the very least it will earn me some literary karma, which I desperately need after reading not one but THREE Charlaine Harris books. Also, one time I think I accidentally read a Nora Roberts book. My excuse was that I had a 104.3 degree fever at the time.

Anyway, I think this came out pretty cute for a killer albino sperm whale:

These are the endleaves. My friend Meg convinced me to buy this cute little whale hole punch for the book, because it seemed wholly inappropriate for the theme. I concurred. Also, in this picture, you can see just how bad my dermatitis is.

Remember kiddos, if you like my handmade journals, I take commissions.  Email me at fienemanna@gmail.com and we’ll talk.  Just as a reminder too, I also take commissions for art, fanart, etc. etc.  I will not, however, come to your house and play the ukelele for your amusement.

Published in: on February 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Handmade Books – Sewn-On Birds

In addition to illustration, I also make handmade books and paper.  This is a 3 signature, sewn book with homemade paper (pulped out of junk mail).  The swallows on the front are also made out of handmade paper, sewn on with dental floss.  (It’s strong and waxed!)

Published in: on January 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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