these two alphabet pieces, recent commission for a fellow blogger
I find beauty in the chaos of it all. It's when it's all out, the old tape, the string, the piles of books and photos everywhere that I start in on the details of a piece.
I've know I've mentioned it before: book binding tape I bought ages ago, had no idea what to do with it, now I use it on everything. I'm going to run out and will be very sad until i find a new, juicy, textural, vintage adhesive.
This is a little home-made tube holding linen thread, given to me by a fellow lover of details. I thought it was so fantastic that she'd rolled it onto a little piece of wood. She told me to 'take it' and it felt like stealing. But, I took it, of course. I know it's something I could get again, but I use it sparingly, like one might use glitter in a valentine card.
A fun old font bought at w.e.s. So old, the rub-on letters barely rub-off the sheet. It's worth the work.
I'm looking forward to a whole lot more beautiful chaos in my very near future...