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SUMINAGASHI SATURDAY

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I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs and spinning my tires, 


I was sipping hot chocolate and revvvvvving my engine; 

whistling to music on the radio and thinking about what I wanted to do, 


I looked out through the looking glass and decided to do some marbling.  It became a Suminagashi Saturday.




I decided to work in blue on Japanese paper.  I'm quite happy with the results.  
NEW MATERIALS INTO NEW JOURNALS  
In 2016 I wrote a list of the different materials I wanted to experiment with for book covers. One was wool felt and the other was acrylic.  I finally found a good source for the wool felt and  I recently located the acrylic at the local art store.  Prior to finding my wool felt source, I experimented with a placemat made from synthetic felt.  I created my first two journals out of it and decided wool felt was the next step.  
Synthetic Felt Journal Cover
I appliqu├ęd leather designs onto the front cover and added brass corners to the front and back covers.  It has a lovely textur…