Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Muse - Untold

I’m a keeper of list, collector of conceptual thoughts, and have a predisposition for projects. 2019 was an unproductive year for me, not that I believed the pace of previous years was sustainable, my goal was to make a couple of clever books with complex images…perhaps too clever and too complex…I simply over-challenged myself. Today the goal is to just keep making something. The next project up with the new X100V is in seldom-used Vertical format. Untold will be a drummed leaf artist book containing [16] spreads, with [2] 5x7 vertical images per spread. The spreads will have acrylic paint applique and hand-lettered copy. It looks like a two-week project…

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Petit Livre Carré

Spine View

Spine Partially Pulled

Spine Removed

Concertina Expanded - Front

Concertina Expanded - Back
4”x4” - Small Square Book - March 23-29, 2020

One week of self-isolation, 26 snaps from the new X100V, made into a handmade removable spine artist book. Making images in square format was the challenge…have to keep working.

Arrestox book cloth over board, 100 lb cover stock concertina, 2 1/2” square Luster prints, removable spine binding. Titles - Marker Felt, copy - Helvetic Neue Medium.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Last of the Squares.

Friday, March 27, 2020

…square break

Wrapping up the image-making for the square book project today. 5 days - 26 images.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Covering Template

It would seem simple enough to cover a 4"x4" book, however, the unusual spine slot of this book is constructed of three layers of book board. There are edges and viewable areas of the slot to conceal, and different thicknesses of book board to consider. Rather than waste a good piece of covering material with mistakes, I make a copy paper template for a trial fit, then make a dry run of the glue down sequence. I don't want to solve problems when the glue is out. Note: it took one more template to arrive at the final fit.

…that cast shadow

[because they ask]

At a certain time of the year, the evening sun hits the bathroom mirror, bouncing light across the hall, then off the glass of a framed print, that in turn cast the shadow of the desk chair onto the wall and door casing left of the opened front door i.e. light bounced two times to cast a shadow and a glimpse of the world beyond.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


People ask about Katy. She's in good spirits despite having lost 60% of her fur.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday Muse - Inside Aside

Before we went inside, I managed two runs with the new X100V. The grand plan was a month of intensive days working on book projects, with an aside of a daily b&w snap in square format…for now the only project.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Self Isolating

So how does a recluse self isolate? 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020