Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What are you up to Wednesday - part 26

Last week I skipped my what-are-you-up-to-post. I guess what I was most up to that day was being relieved that the tutorial for the Easy Peasy Journal was finished the day before. ;-) By the way, I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to respond to it either on this blog or through mail or discussion groups. It is good to know that my tutorial is useful to some of you and it motivates me to keep thinking about other stuff I might put up on my blog.

For now however I've moved on with a project that I started a few weeks ago: the Butterfly Book of Questions. Here's how my worktable looks right now:

I have finished putting a zigzag machine stitched edge on all the pages and I have bound the signatures in the cover. Now I am putting in the questions/prompts for journaling and the butterflies. I will show everything more up close when the book is fully finished and as you may remember, it will then become a giveaway on this blog! It's a lot of fun putting this book together, but as always I underestimated the amount of work involved. Especially cutting out all those butterflies takes a lot of time! I cut about 160 now, but I'm not sure if they will be enough, so I may be cutting out more later tonight. ;-)

For no reason, except that I'm so very happy with it, I also wanted to show you a new addition to my enormous stash of art supplies. Because I live on an island I don't get to visit art supply stores often and usually buy my stuff through the internet. One of my regular online stores had a discount I just could not refuse. Here's what I got:

Oh my, couldn't you just die? It's the beautiful wooden case with all 72 colors of Derwent Inktense pencils! It was sold at 40 euro's under it's regular price and since it was on my wishlist for a long time I took my chance. It was still a huge amount of money, but for that I now have these babies to drool over (and draw/color with) whenever I want. Money well spent, haha. I have had  a small set of 12 of these for a while now and I really like them, but the color choice was limited, so now I can't complain about that anymore. For those of you who don't know them: they are watersoluble pencils, but different from watercolor pencils. After the pigments have fully mixed with water the colors become waterproof! The colors are really intense too, like inks, hence the name! I will enjoy using these!

But first we must get back to the butterfly book and see if it can be finished sometime this week.
For now I wish all of you a very artsy Wednesday and hope you're up to something good!