Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Land of Thinking

Thoughtlands has returned, in another form.

In between creating custom books, 
I have been adding to the store.

This flew over to the United States yesterday.

I'm enjoying making larger books,
after having so many requests.
A new tool is arriving into the studio,
in the next few days.
I saw it for a good price,
so I'll be teaching thyself some skills.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Current Obsession

Beautiful, inspiring work

I just picked up two books from the library:

(this one for the 3rd time)

Looking through them builds so much 
inspiration for me.

Whether it is because I adore the interiors;
 spaces or things within them,

Or that I might see my hand bound books 
amongst the beautiful chaos,

Or find things that I own on the shelves,
such as wooden lasts,
large old wooden spools,
a cloth measuring tape,
vintage stamps,
antique postcards;
the shelf, itself.

These drawers...
the hands on the right-
crystals from the chandelier..

forgotten souls..

tapered waist,
soft, old linen & cotton..

Thank you, Mr. Blomquist for the inspiration.

Absolutely wonderful.

You can follow Hans on Instagram

And read an Interview.

What inspires you?

Today after a run on the beach,
I deliberately left sand on my feet
and carried it into the studio 
where I worked with it 
all afternoon.

Sometimes it's the little things.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015



It's already crazy, 
there were Christmas things up in the stores even 3 weeks ago. 

I try to avoid eye contact with all of it. 


it finds its way into the line of fire at every turn.

I dart back to the studio for safety - 
but creating journals which will be given for Christmas, 
many are already on their way.

This is one of them:

 New in the shop this week:

Mysteries - a miniature wearable book

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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