Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Featurette and F(ph)otos!

Yeah, I'm a big fan of alliteration, I do it when I can. Anyway, I think every Friday I'll do a mini-feature of an Etsian where his or her items really appeal to me. For the first one, today I'm featuring crearting:

Handbound Wood Journal, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4in $18

I'm obsessed with journals (kreativlink rocks my socks), and this only fuels my fire. Journals with WOOD covers? And gorgeous painting designs? Count me in.

The only downside to these beautiful journals, in my opinion, is their small size, but I can understand the reason for it. Still love 'em and heart 'em when I can. One day I will own a custom, handmade journal, I swear it! :P

Anyway, a tiny little update. Yesterday was very frustrating and fun at the same time, a bizarre combination of emotions really. Photography resulted in fun, but began with frustration. My film would NOT go in the spool, and it took 15 minutes in a small, pitch-black, hot closet to get the film ready for processing. But after all of that, here's a "contact" sheet of my negatives and one print from my roll that I loved (though a bit out of focus):

Printmaking... ugh. Aligning 2x2 blocks on a huge sheet of paper, and making sure to ink the right amount, is really tough. Hopefully I'll still get an A for effort.

What have you guys been up to this week? :)


hyperart said...

I too am troubled by the small size of many beautiful journals. I'm trying to find/make one right now as my wedding planner, so it's going to have be durable and practical!

M.M.E. said...

Nice to meet another printmaker. Gah, I understand about getting an A for effort. I've been up to my elbows in ink.

paintingpam said...

Wow, that journal was a fabulous find. I use handmade paper as a cover, so it's soft, quite the opposite of the picture.

Laura said...

MME: Printmaking is difficult! Aligning them has been frustrating for me, since we're working with small blocks, and the teacher is very picky.

Pam: I'd really love to make my own journals someday, just not sure how or can't really afford it until school's out.

Giftbearer said...

That journal is really cool! I love that it's made of wood!

Anonymous said...

I love that journal - very creative...nice blog.

Laura said...

Thanks, sassyglass!