Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Copper Book

Susan finally gets her turn:
On Tuesday night (yes, I know I'm goofing up the chronological order) I took Jill Berry's Copper Piano Hinge Book. It was a lot of fun to make and easier than it looks and liver of sulphur is really stinky. When I showed the book to Don he was pretty flummoxed (Ha!) that I had been able to do a piano hinge that really worked. If he begs hard enough I'll teach him how.

Jill is a very easy-going teacher and I enjoyed immensely all the classes I had with her (more later). Unfortunately, these pictures are not decent quality but we were all hurrying to get the books laid out and take a picture as fast as possible. I don't think anyone else took pictures. The nicely done little pictures at the bottom are Jill's pictures from the ArtUnraveled workshop site. Amazingly, we all seemed to have made something that looked like it was supposed to. At my table, just to thoroughly intimidate me, Lynda Abare, a phenomenally talented artist, was cool enough to write a poem during the class for her book.

My camera is a 5-year old 3-megapixel point-and-shoot so there weren't many options available. Several people were trying to help with the camera as the glare off the copper books was making things wonky. Somehow I changed a setting between the 2 pictures but I have no idea what. Flash on? Off? Macro setting? Party Mode? (Yes!) Who knows? I also find it almost impossible to tell if a picture is focused by looking at that tiny screen.


Robyn said...

Love your copper book Susan....and the delicious looking paper within. What size is it?

I have the same problem with my camera. Its a hit or miss thing and I don't seem to tell whether its in focus merely by looking at the screen.....though yesterday I had a small breakthrough. I put my glasses on to look at the screen.

Don Madden said...

Thanks. It's tiny - 2x2.5 inches.
The one at the bottom showing paper is Jills, and it is hand painted paper she made.

Dale said...

This book is totally gorgeous! I love the way you have the beautiful hinges in tiny, sweet books. Great job :)