Monday, April 14, 2008

Shhh! It's a surprise!

I was able to change tack a little today to work on a project for A Secret Entity.

A couple of years ago I started producing little handmade books of my sketches. I have two titles out just now, one a collection of miscellaneous flora and fauna and the other sketches from an epic journey.

A few weeks ago the art administrator at A School District Which Shall Remain Nameless But Is In A Nearby State contacted me about purchasing a copy of the "Flora and Fauna" book for every elementary school art teacher in her sphere! This thoughtful nurturer of teachers wished our efforts to be a surprise, so for now the district will remain anonymous. She's procuring a bunch of lovely things for her teachers, and it's nice to know I'm going to be part of a "teacher appreciation" package. It's something I suspect doesn't happen in too many school districts.

After this it's back to interp panels for a while. And maybe I'll sneak in the start of another new lino. One never knows.

Anyway, I'm about done building these 25 books (!) Just another couple of hours tomorrow and the project will be done. Hooray!


  1. That's delightful for multiple reasons --- which is an even better sort of delightful!

  2. OOOh. fun. How are you binding them??

  3. Yes, Snail, it's funny how delight can be compounded, isn't it?

    Pica, the books are a simple Japanese stab binding. I'll post about it, shall I?

  4. that is quite a project. What an awesome gift for the teachers.