Monday, November 17, 2008

a dab here a dab there

The foam core well with addition of gold paint on rocks, pine needles glued on. Still working on the water but splatter effect appeals to me.

6 finished accordians. Several are crooked. Oh well.


Annie said...

The well is turning out inteesting, I just love all the
little accordian books, they are lovely!

Mary said...

love the way the painting is coming along and the little books look so appealing all lined up like that!

Teri C said...

Gosh, this is so beautiful. I love those colors. I need to go visit your etsy shop and look at those little books.

marianne said...
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marianne said...

The accordian books are fabulous! Crooked? No Wabi Sabi perfection!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Suki this painting is really coming along nicely. It looks so real. and your little books are charming. so what if they are a little crooked that is the charm about hand made goods they arent just stamped out same ole same ole YWAN.. perfection. :))

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oops, that is supposed to be a YAWN.. LOL

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the deep purple around the edges of the water and stones. Your books are wonderful and look straight to me...will you be putting them on your Etsy shop? I made my oasis series available for viewing on my sidebar.

Kim said...

Suki, the well painting is progressing very nicely. I like the way you are moving it forward with the foam core. What a lovely project for you to work on.

You know I love those accordion books a great deal and these look fantastic. You know the ones you say are not straight are very appealing in their imperfectness. You may have noticed I am attracted to art which speaks of the human. That is how I see these accordion books. Yes, as Marianne says, "Wabi Sabi perfection"

Thanks Dear Suki!

sukipoet said...

It is evening now, and I am just tuning in to your lovely comments. Annie, thanks for your comments. I think the well is sort of interesting too, esp this version. The accordion books are like little candies I think. :)

Mary, thanks. Accordions are all my brain can handle right now tho I'd like to do a more complex book.

Thanks so much teri. I haven't listed the accordions. I will probably use them for Xmas gifts.

Marianne, I think the crooked part just illustrates how my mind is a bit distracted. For me, I really have to be very focused to make books as there are so many measuring and aligning moves to do.

But yes, they are really Wabi-Sabi.

Cris, I agree that handmade things are best due to the human hand behind them which sometimes slips.

Blue Sky Dreaming, I will come check out your Oasis. I wont put the accordions on Etsy unless I end up making more as I am using them for gifts.

Kim, thanks. I am soon to begin some Kim-like layers of glaze on the well. Well two wells. and I began a background for a new painting too that I wont say what I hope to do with it yet. Thanks for your kind words re: accordions. Well, when you see a real bookbinder's books they ARE bloody perfect so I guess i am comparing me to them. I know if I bookbound more frequently then I might have fewer mistakes as the hands get used to doing it through practice.

katie jane said...

Crooked is the best kind. One of the reasons I like doing "free form" stained glass is because I could never get a panel square. No matter how much I measured and "squared it up", it always came out a little off. Oh well.

I really like the well! Of course, one would need to know beforehand what one was looking at, but since I know, I think it is looking pretty realistic. Good job.

sukipoet said...

Katie Jane, is it true one would need to know beforehand what one was looking at? I guess I dont necessarily feel that way. I may title it The well or somesuch but if I did not, would it matter. People would see what they saw as in an abstract painting. It is true that this well, flat to the ground, doesnt look like the traditional image of a well.

Ah, that's interesting about the stained glass. Well, that is much like myself for sure. Just go with it....Wabi-Sabi. thanks for your thoughts.