Category Archives: Review

Testing Gesso

The first time I used gesso was with what I then still called bloodsong. I don’t remember clearly but I don’t think I bought it especially for this project; I don’t remember using it for anything else, though. Before I … Continue reading

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My Water Brushes

In the past weeks I have been working a lot with water brushes, and now just love them. My first water brush was a Sakura Koi with a no. 2 nib, bought in May last year. My thought was that … Continue reading

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A Book Swap and a Literature List for November and December

I am currently organizing a book swap over on Jackie’s Book Arts Forum. You need to be a member to participate, but you are welcome to sign up and immediately join the swapping fun. – Just two more days until … Continue reading

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Literature List June to Mid November

This used to be a monthly feature. I hope it will be again in the not so far future. I hardly bought any books in almost half a year. Well, you can guess the reasons: While packing books into cardboard … Continue reading

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February’s Literature List

Febuary’s list is a little late because I wanted to actually look at the books I bought this last month before writing about them. When I wrote last month’s list I couldn’t say anything yet about “print workshop” by Christine … Continue reading

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Literature List for January

Literature lists are back! When hubby and I visited Chicago a couple of years ago we saw a special exhibition with works of Olafur Eliasson which we both thought was amazing, and we kept talking about it every now and … Continue reading

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Literature List for May

This month the list is rather large, larger than usual for me, and for the first time since writing these lists I don’t feel like I have to apologize for it being so short. These actually still got ordered in … Continue reading

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Literature in April

I was mostly interested in boxes this month. Most of them will get delivered at the beginning of May. Some of those are also in English language. Only German this month. Diesen Monat habe ich erst relativ spät begonnen, überhaupt … Continue reading

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Literature March Post

A picture from the archive. But assume the platen there is my bookbinding kit and you get an idea what I am working at: I am using all power I can get for polishing it up for the first testing … Continue reading

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Worktable Weekly + Literature List

Picking up older threads. While I am waiting for a delivery of fresh paper for the Coptic binding kits, I am working on the mini pop-up book again. The magnifying glass is necessary because my eyesight isn’t as well as … Continue reading

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