We finished up one other little book project that I have been working on since June.
We're close to wrapping up a little book project we've been working on since June. Rick has a set of 8 postcards sent to his father from his grandparents during travels they took to Europe between 1927-1934. On each postcard is either a photo of a ship or an airplane. We made glassine envelopes and an accordion "wallet" to hold the postcards.
One of my major projects for 2015 was a book I've entitled In Perspective. I've posted some of my work in progress over the year. This is the latest addition to the illustrations: gold (and in some cases silver) leaf. I am making progress and have almost all the elements ready to put five handmade books together. I think I can safely project that I will be able to accomplish it before the end of this calendar year. Once complete, I will post some photos of the finished project here. I've already begun to think about some big new projects to embark on for the next calendar year.
Today was the last day of our workshop with Gail Rieke. The group produced some intriguing forms and structures.
Wendy and Margot will be here until the end of the week. We're working together in the atelier as we have several times before. This is their fourth visit to Maison Conti. After each trip, when they return to Australia, Wendy creates a book of their French adventures, of which we have happily been a part for the last ten years. We are the proud recipients of Wendy's collection of books. She delivered the third installment to us when they arrived. It recounts their 2013 visit. Here's one of the pages reliving their last day with us.