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Normal service has resumed

It’s been a hectic week with a visit from two of my sisters and my nephew and niece. Then number 2 son arrived back from a holiday in Los Angeles accompanied by two friends so we were full to overflowing. So no time for making books, although the ones I have already made were admired and I have orders for Christmas presents. As soon as they left I got down to work, but my attempts to try a new technique for a sketch book were scuppered when I realised I didn’t have the right bit of kit to punch holes through the covers so I have ordered the tool I need (a wad punch apparently), left that book half finished and gone back to the old tried and tested method. The Japanese Chiyogami papers I used are stunning and I think this is one of my favourite books so far. Although the two papers are highly patterned, it does work. What do you think?



13 responses to “Normal service has resumed

  1. Debs August 18, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Hello……Little sister no 3 here! Just had an exhausting couple of days following my visit to you. Had a fantastic time at Alton Towers. We love your new book but please send us some pics from our stay. Dying to show them to Pat!
    Lots of love D x

  2. coco8199 August 18, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    I LOVE the papers! Especially the end papers. Where did you get them?

  3. Diane August 18, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    They are from Falkiners in London. I have raved about Falkiners in past posts! They do mail order.

  4. Diane August 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Hi little sis! Made you a CD yesterday, will post to you shortly. xx

  5. clara August 18, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Diane!
    Like ever, beautifull!
    Hope you have many orders for Cristmas because you work is really nice!

  6. geeknews1 August 19, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Very cool books, works of art in themselves, you definitely have a great talent!

  7. Diane August 19, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Clara, thank you so much for your support, I really appreciate it.

    Andy, you are very kind, I’m thrilled you like them!

  8. lineartpaintmarker August 19, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    I like the pattern of paper, both inside and cover. Beautiful color too, Nice work.
    I’m artist, Hope you like mine.
    Nice to meet you. :)

  9. Diane August 19, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I had trouble looking at your web site but found it eventually. (I think that there is a typo in the link) I like your work a lot. It would make beautiful monochrome book covers!
    Thank you for your kind comments

  10. fishwithoutbicycle August 21, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Oooooh these blue ones are my absolute favourites. Gorgeous. Get that mail order business up and running missus :-)

  11. Diane August 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks! I am making them as fast as I can, trying to build up a stock for Christmas!

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