26 November 08
Another Book, Another Blog
The project I was working on when I hurt my finger last week got finished this morning, a book for a coworker who is moving on after 20 years. I tried a new binding technique, “Belgian Secret Binding,” in which the stiff spine is encased by threads from the front and back. The pages are in turn woven onto the spine’s woven threads. It’s cool but fiddly — maybe I should try these new techniques when there isn’t a deadline, when I don’t have to fit taking a friend to the airport in and around weaving blue and gold cord.
A new blog I’ve been avidly following recently is Urban Sketchers which features a number of fantastic sketch artists including Davis’ own Pete Scully. There’s a lot of material and if you aren’t careful it runs away with you.