Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Open Studios Part 2

Bird Life ©2009 - 2.75 inches high. My original drawing was scanned and resized in Photoshop. I used a Canon Pixma inkjet printer to print it on either Wassau Cottonwood or Balsa. The cover is museum board and Thai banana paper. $10. Click on either book title to see more views of the book.

As part of the BABA book share meeting, we exchange simple books. The only requirement is that they are (sort of) under 3 inches in any direction. This has inspired me to think about making fairly quick, paper books. Of course, nothing I make is really quick. Whether I spend many hours in Photoshop or actually cutting out parts, they seem to be time consuming. I will have a few of these books for sale during Open Studios this year.

Where Am I? ©2009 - 4.25 inches high. This book was inspired by my 64th birthday. I used a Canon Pixma inkjet printer to print it on 100% cotton paper. The cover is cardstock. $5.

In my previous post I omitted the most important piece of information: a location. So here it is:
A map to Studio 19 is here.

Photos of our previous open studios here.

And check out the Zymoglyphic Museum curator's blog entry for Open Studios. I love his poetic writing.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Open Studios and Free Stuff

The members of Studio 19 (myself and the Zymoglyphic Museum) will be participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios May 16 and 17, between 11am and 5pm.

I will be giving away 20 copies of my one sheet artist's book, "My Studio" (shown above) to the first 20 people.

We will also have some interesting stuff to give away: old books, found objects, old comic books, magazines, basically the kind of junk artists collect.

Added 4/27: You can find a map for Studio 19 here. And photos of our previous open studios here.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Making a brass box for a pinhole camera

I'm working on this box. It's 3 inches tall and 2.25 inches on each side. At first I couldn't get enough heat from my acetylene/air torch to solder on the bottom.

Here's the solution. The walls and base are solderite pads. I can build a lot of heat around the back left corner of the brass box.