pondweed:

This bird has Seen Things it can Never Un-see.

I relate to this particular pudgy bird more than than I imagined a doodle would ever impact me.

1 day ago on 08/26/14 at 09:41am

Another book already away with a new owner. I’m in love with this fabric.

1 week ago on 08/17/14 at 09:34pm

I’m kind of sad to say that this little one already has a home. 

But I have more of this gorgeous chiyogami and hope to make it some siblings in future!

1 week ago on 08/17/14 at 09:22pm
lindawinder replied to your photoset
What a good idea! I do this all over my sketchbook, might as well keep it in one place! (:

I sometimes have them stuck up on my wall so I can refer to them as I’m going, otherwise they live in my pencil box. =)  Started doing it because watercolour pan colours often look quite different from when they’re on paper, and likewise the paint on the outside of coloured pencils isn’t always spot on. 

1 week ago on 08/13/14 at 02:29pm
2 weeks ago on 08/13/14 at 10:00am


becja said: have you ever taken glamour shots of your book-making tools? would you? (I love tools)

I think I have? Instagrammed them at one point. But that would have been around Christmas. I’ll do another shot sometime soon. =) I’ve got to photograph some things for watercolour tips as well.

2 weeks ago on 08/12/14 at 07:24pm

Bookbinding bits

Best bits of bookbinding:

  • choosing fabrics and papers
  • matching fabrics, papers, thread
  • making book cloth
  • folding paper for signatures
  • punching signatures
  • cutting book board
  • waxing thread (because beeswax smells heavenly and I’d make books just for the excuse to use it)
  • sewing signatures
  • putting the book in the press, getting book out of press
  • admiring your handiwork, satisfied with a book well made.

Worst bits of bookbinding:

  • ANY part which involves GLUE.
2 weeks ago on 08/12/14 at 09:14am

A slightly better instagram of the commission I’ve been working on. 

2 weeks ago on 08/09/14 at 11:30am

pondweed:

I’m having a print sale over on my Etsy. Hoping to shift some of these to squirrel away some more funds for my third year of Uni! 

I’d be super grateful for any help spreading the word.

There’s a queue in the wings of some of the available pieces.

Just a reminder. c:

pondweed:

Pine and Crow

Lauren Smith — 2013

Available as a print on Etsy.

Digital prints of this painting are now on sale!

£3.75 | US $6.41

pondweed:

Lauren Smith — 2013.

Available as a print on Etsy.

This print is now on sale!

£3.75 | US $6.41

Photo of the book cover I’m talking about! sononemo

2 weeks ago on 08/07/14 at 09:13am

It’s becoming a bit of a problem that when I make a larger book I become attached to it and don’t want to part with it.

I spent about an hour battling this patterned fabric to get it lined up and the main motif central. 

And the little pain in the neck has snuck into my heart.

Luckily I can get more of the fabric, because it’s too nice not to share with the world. But what a sneaky book!

2 weeks ago on 08/07/14 at 07:47am

pondweed:

Snow dragon

Lauren Smith — 2012

Available as a print on Etsy.

This print is currently on sale!

£3.75 | US $6.41

pondweed:

Places left to discover

Lauren Smith — 2011

Available as a print on Etsy.

This print is currently on sale!

£3.75 | US $6.41