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made a mini-book

art process collage sketchbook

Hi there! Thanks for taking a quick break to view my art and fun stuff. Today I am sharing images of a tiny little empty book that I made. The fabric came from remnants from a friend who makes quilts. Thank you Sarah Atlee. The inside paper is from cut up grocery bags. The card-stock for the cover was from a cheerios box! Basically a ton of repurposed materials. With glue, scissors, X-acto blades to cut the card-stock, and waxed book binding thread to stitch the signatures together. I ripped the paper in order to have fuzzy textural edges—the inside...

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art process collage detail orange sketchbook video

I have been practicing book binding methods in 2022. I have made several mini collage sketchbooks from what I learned. I also have this little gem posted for sale here. Included with the mini-book purchase is a 30 minute Zoom (or in-person, if possible) meeting with me. Let's chat! Let's create!

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my zine people

art process collage SuzZine zine

Each time I begin the process of making the next month's zine in my mind I am thinking, "what would my zine people want?" Ooof! Yea, I think this way! In February "my zine people" received a gift of a hand made hand stitched greeting card to use as they wish. I thought it would be fun to 1) try something new and send work that I make that is experimental, and 2) do some reverse gifting (February is my birthday month). Now that this date has passed, I can show you what I made! Enjoy. First, I got out...

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art art process collage sketchbook video

When drawing is just not an option, but making something is necessary for health and joy, try building a collage sketchbook from ephemera.

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art art process collage sketchbook video

The beauty of this kind of handmade sketchbook is that you can use ANY supplies you have on hand!

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