a b i t o f b o o k i s h n e s s
I've been making little books every once in a while for a long time. It started with Christmas gifts for my friend who is now 10. My sisters and I wrote little stories for her, and she still has them--one about a turtle, one about living in different places, and one about a moth and mouse.
I make a variety of little books. From notebook covers, to little books for one poem, to little blank notebooks, I like to make bookish things. I also design files for using with a Cricut or a laser cutter. Bookmarks, and some book nooks on the way.
I love to dabble and create, and also empower others to make things, and participate! I sell my work on Etsy.
c y a n o t y p e
cyanotype is an old process used to develop inexpensive copies of photographs, and is also the reason blueprints are blue.
by treating paper with a solution, then placing objects (or negatives for photos, or drawings for blueprints) on top and leaving in the sun, a print will develop.there are also ways to make the prints not blue by soaking them in anything that has tannins (results in the black/sepia looking prints).
my work with cyanotype is about both the expected and unexpected shapes and depths of thigs--I find different objects more translucent than expected, or less.
the shadows things leave are a new way of looking at an object, and I find joy in seeing old things take new shape on the page.
I love playing around and experimenting with different ideas, so this gives a lot of freedom for play! I use cyanotype in many of my little books!