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Let’s see how much linkity I can get done in 15 25 minutes…

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Linkity cut short by drowsing off while typing

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Art Escapes: Daily Exercises & Inspirations for Discovering Greater Creativity & Artistic Confidence by Dory Kanter. This one’s focused mostly on using watercolors in an art journal, with a little bit about collage. I found some of the watercolor information to be extremely helpful – the author provides detailed information on specific watercolor brands and shades for primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. And although the book was published 13 years ago, the paints are still available.


“I don’t care that it’s nearly 90F, Mom – you should still have our fleecy blanket over your lap so me and the big kitty don’t have to huddle here by your foot instead!” -Mayhem

*sigh* -Chaos

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That week in which there was actually linkity!

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Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor. This has some very clever and unusual projects in it, including making books from old cassette tapes, egg cartons, and mouse pads. Not sure how well a beginner would do with some of the binding instructions, though. And I think that a book about using unusual and extremely non-archival materials should at least mention paper acidity.


“Just passing through, following the sunbeams!!” -Mayhem

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And suddenly, linkity realized it was summer

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Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures: 20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers by Erin Zamrzla. More clever ideas for small bookbinding projects using Japanese binding techniques. Two of the more intriguing (to me) projects were the fold-out map book and the waterproof book.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

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In which there’s no linkity because bookbinding

No linkity today because I am on vacation/staycation and finishing off an intensive bookbinding class at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts! But I did finish a few books last weekend before my class started…

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Life on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Girls and Women by Karen McKibbin. While I as a female Aspie am supposed to be part of the target audience for this book, it didn’t feel that way as I was reading – it felt much more aimed at parents of Aspie girls. The “case study” used throughout the book, presumably to humanize topics and make them more relatable, had the opposite effect and made it harder for me to get into the book.
Journal Your Way: Designing and Using Handmade Books by Gwen Diehn. Very good book that uses a “select your own bookbinding adventure” style to help you put together a journal perfectly suited to your requirements. Recommended.


“You have been gone every day, Mom. I do not approve of such behavior.” -Chaos the Crabby

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