Today I spent the day at Visible Studios, a week long Artist in Residence project I’ve curated for Federation Square. A number of artists, including myself, have transported a bare-bones version of their studios into the gallery space in the Atrium.
After spending a couple of hours setting up the space and getting things ready, I started cutting and gluing a number of Journal covers.
Next, I started sewing some Journals together, the final stage in the making of each book.
This is Journal 3, the first with black stitching. When I bought the black book thread, I wasn’t sure if I was going to use it, but it worked so well with the bold black lines of this journal cover that I couldn’t resist.
This is Journal 4, finished and against the glass of the space. I love the one white stick in the top left corner of this journal.
Tomorrow I’m heading in to sew more journals and make more art. Drop by if you’re in town and check it out