Art, Bookarts, Photography

Jingle Bell Jack Book

Jingle Bell Jack Book

Jingle Bell Jack Book

Skeleton Drawing
Jingle Bell Jack Book
8 x 6 1/4 inches
exposed spine sewn on tapes with waxed linen thread
96 pages recycled from old student work
cover recycled from a creepy children’s book

And finally the point of all that rummaging through old art. I found enough old drawings and sketches that were on decent(ish) paper that I was able to cobble together a nice sized book out of it.

I still have a mountain of old sketches on lightweight paper and newsprint, but those aren’t suitable to binding. I’ll probably tear them up and use them in collage. My end goal is to get rid of the giant box they’re stored in, because it is awkward as hell and a giant pain in the ass to store. It’s going to take me a while, though.

Art, Photography

Recycling Art

Old Student Work
old student work

Old Notes

I went through a big box of old student work, looking for papers I could recycle into a new art journal. I have no idea why I saved those old Foundations I projects. They are of absolutely no use. I also found dozens of 18 x 24 inch newsprint and sketch pads with covers full of assignment and class notes. Surely a small sketchbook would have been more reasonable than taking notes on the covers of my sketch pads?