I finished it!
Ok. I didn’t really finish it exactly…that’s going to be a while. But it’s less exciting to yell, “I bound it!” from the rooftops.
I used, more or less, a Coptic stitch to bind it. I changed it up a bit since I used just messy single pages instead of tidy signatures.
So, every four or five pages look like this and it lays flat when opened which is cool for doodling in.
I plan on writing and or drawing in it a little every day or so until it’s all full. That’s when I’ll have actually finished it.
Oh, and here’s a print I made (with the help of some good friends) of Barbara Bains. I picked her picture randomly off of the cover of a vintage magazine. Made a lino cut of her face and printed up a bunch of her. Then I found out that the next day – totally a coincidence – was her birthday. Freaky.
I brought the bound (not finished) book into the Regal Find to show my friend Jessica and she asked my to teach a class on how to make one of these! Woohoo!
It’ll be in January, I’ll keep you posted. So really, “I’m finished!” means “I’m starting!”