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Paper Samples and Swatches—and the Colors of Stonehenge Paper

Left: 6 x 6 inch page, sketch is about 5.5 x 4.5 inches, Stonehenge grey toned paper (don't know which grey for sure as you'll learn below in today's post) and gouache. A little bit of rubberstamp ink was used to complete the frame on the left side. (Orange watersoluble colored pencil sketch with Schmincke […]

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Profile Friday: Exquisite Journals of Wendy Hale Davis

Fruition

Above: "Fruition" a handmade journal by bookbinder and visual journal artist Wendy Hale Davis. (©2009 Wendy Hale Davis). The cover leather has been dyed and the two insert images are gouache.

I know some amazing people and Wendy Hale Davis is amazing on so many points I could go on and on about. I have listed her in my blog roll, but I wanted to draw her bookbinding and book arts work to your attention. She keeps the most amazing visual journals, and has for her adult life. I have had the good fortune to page my way through them—she marries a non-fussy calligraphic hand with visual delights. For me her books are like modern illustrated manuscripts. There is a designer's eye actively working on the page layout. There's an artist's hand creating the illustrations. And there is a humanist writing down the moments of her life.

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