I will be going on vacation in the physical world and also the internet world starting today, and will not be back to my normal life until the end of August. Until then, feel free to peruse the archives and ponder what I may post next or visit another artist and their wonderful site, like Gillian, Garrett, Jesse, Ben, Ryan, Suzette, Ian, or Alyssa.


Chain Stitch Binding

Aaaaand here's some more bookbinding!

This one's called the Chain Stitch, not to be confused with the Chain Stitch that you use to embroider. The more signatures the better when it comes to this artist's book, because then the stiching on the open spine becomes more apparent. I wish I had a better picture to show you guys.

This is what the open book, between two signatures, looks like:

Were you to open the book within a signature it would look the same as any old book, with the stitching running vertically down the middle. This book is filled with blank pages, as well as glassine sheets (thin transparent paper for archival purposes) and found pages from another old book, which you can see above. The spine has a nice loose but strong feel to it, and is very flexible (obviously).


Garden of the Gods

This is another roll of Super 8 I shot on my camping trip in March. This area of southern Illinois is called the 'Garden of the Gods' for the strange rock formations.