fabric collage on book board, painted with acrylics, coptic bound through really, really small eyelets.
i went to the paper source warehouse sale this morning. i have never been before because i never realized when it was. i had heard that there were a lot of paper crazies, but i could not have imagined what actually went on. it was insane! there were so many people there. and when the doors opened you had about 5 rows of people between you and each table of merchandise. what are all these people doing with that paper? i thought it was funny that i didn't recognize anyone there. we got on line at about 8:15 and the doors opened at 9:00. we shopped for a little over an hour and then waited on line for an hour and a half to pay!!
but, i got three bags, full to the brim, of paper and envelopes and book board for $50. i picked out about 6 packages of paper (maybe 2 inches high) and showed that small bit to my husband. i said, "this alone would have cost $50. the rest is gravy."
after the sale we went to manny's, an iconic chicago deli. i had not been there before. the food was great, but i could have fed a small country with my leftovers.
a trip to the bookbinding angel's house was next. i didn't really think it would be so difficult to get that flat file and cabinet in my friend's truck. i was glad i had 3 friends with me. and we all worked really hard. but now there is a flat file full of paper in my garage. i thought i'd bring it and the cabinet into the studio drawer by drawer, so it wouldn't be so much work at once. i have an old gynecology table that will have to go to make room for the flat file. does anyone need one? :)