I guess really there are three lesson here: 1) working in themes is a thing I enjoy, so I should continue with that, 2) it pays to advertise, and 3) make more art and blog about it! Weired how the connections come and go in the universe…. someone just sent me an email, he randomly saw an advertisement I did for my bookmaking class here in SoCal and recognized the artwork on the flyer, i.e. the penguin dudes… (he's from the Bay area) as it turned out he bought my silkscreen print sometime back at a charity event (I donated one print, the edition size was just 12). The silkscreen employed the same birdcage and penguin dudes that I used in my recent book. The print is sold out. It’s a 10-color screen print that measures 12 x 14 inches completed in 2007. Thanks Tom, you have good taste ...haha...now just come down to SoCal and take my bookmaking class...wink wink grin!
And here is another print from 2007 in a similar style also sold out; it was limited to an edition of 5.
Below are a few photos of my penguin bird dude books with the house poem. Also you can keep up with all my class and workshop offerings under the calendar tab. Hope to see you in class!
These two books have hard covers with an accordion style spine and the pages are also a variation on the accordion style; the accordion pages are sewn to the accordion spine. The hard cover is a combination of artwork and book cloth glued over bookboard. The pages are a Somerset paper with various techniques from watercolor, pen & ink, and collage; the pages also have various cutouts and additional bi and tri folds.