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i've been quiet. i know. there are two reasons. the first is that publication project. i really bit off more than i can chew. i decided to make not one, but three books. with content. and in materials out of my comfort zone. my husband thinks i'm crazy. and that's basically what i've been working on. so i've had no pictures to share.
i will tell you a little bit. the book is authored by tammy kushnir. the tentative title is "repurposed journals." we were to make a journal (not necessarily three!) using upcycled materials. and complete the journal pages inside. i made one book out of cabinet doors (it's really large!), one out of a bit of a drop cloth, and the last out of upcycled wool. i have about half the journaling done. the drop cloth book is filled it with spray painted stencils. i found out that i really only need to do about 2 spreads of journaling per book, so that's great. i should be done soon.
but the second problem is that my depression has returned. i've spoken about having bipolar disorder before. but i've pretty much been symptom free for a while. just the past two weeks i've been feeling depressed again. it affects my motivation and my ability to concentrate on my artwork. everything feels like an effort. so it's been hard for me to work and hard for me to blog. i'm just hoping this is a short lived break through set of symptoms.
i managed to paint some book board, like in the picture above, and spray paint them to offer in the shop. it will probably be a little while though. i have to finish journaling, bind them all, take pictures, etc. i'll let you know when they're ready.