Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After many, many hours spent painting some tiny, tiny portraits, my first (possibly my only) accordion book is completed. It's called Royal Flush and it depicts portraits of the Jack, Queen and King of each of the suits in a deck of cards. If you have no interest in ever making your own accordion book (you don't, unless you do, in which case you know who you are) you may stop reading here and begin dreading my next blog update. If, however, you think you might make an accordion book, I have one word of advice. Don't use a circular page design, especially if you plan to connect them with grommets and rings. If you are a skilled bookmaker, you have my permission to roll your eyes repeatedly at this point in my story. You may even utter the word "Duh" and I will have no recourse. Well, Kalamazoo (that's where this "book" got shipped off to) is going to have to deal with an accordion book that does not accordionate (this is not a word, so don't try using it in Scrabble). They are just going to have to dangle it from a wall, roll their eyes and say...well, you get the point.
You can click on the photo to the left to see it a bit bigger. You cannot click on the actual paintings in real life to see them bigger, which is unfortunate, since they are quite tiny when you look at them in person and could use some magnification.