Here are a few pages from my tiny sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library titled “A. Mouse’s Book Of Scraps”. And since you follow me here’s my entire book, free download, as my thank-you-for-following-me gift: AMousesBookOfScrapsByClancy
I’m doing this gifting by permission of our books author Mr. A. Mouse of course. <wink> We, Mr. A. Mouse and I, hope you like it!
And yes, this 2.33 inch by 1.66 inch book is a humorous parody or spoof on the concept of collecting and publishing…
This year I’m participating in the tiny sketchbook project at the Brooklyn Art Library – my sketchbook will travel to London, Paris and other places in Europe along with other tiny sketchbooks in a portable library that fits in a suitcase. My book will be in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection.
I’ve titled my book “A Mouse’s Book Of Scraps”. It’s a scrapbook from the point of view of a mouse. A Pacific Northwest Jumping Mouse to be exact. It’s fun to think about what kinds of things a mouse would collect; cheese rinds, vegetable scraps and landscapes.
Here’s a picture of my book in progress. The mint is there to show scale. And yes – it’s hand bound…
My artist book “Coffee Beans Plus H2o” is featured at the Abecedarian Gallery in Colorado! I’ve loved it that the gallery owner and some other artist’s who’ve commented privately have “gotten it” that in this book I was playing with a concept of time! I’d worried about whether that was getting across so I can’t tell you how much it feeds my artist soul to hear supportive “I understand this” comments from people – and from people in the book-arts-field too! Wahoo!! I’m happy dancing around my art studio today!! Thank you thank you everyone!!!
Coffee Beans Plus H2o by Sue Clancy – an artist book handmade with hand carved printing blocks and printmaking techniques applied on used coffee filters as a way of artistically exploring the concept of time.
Since I make handmade papers that I cut up into shapes and use to make my fine art collages it means I’ve got lots of very-special paper scraps about. I don’t want to just throw them away – so I make book covers out of the “special scrap bits” and Judy sews them into little books. Then, under the banner “This Artist Studio” we ship batches of books to Art-O-Mat in North Carolina. The folks at Art-O-Mat put our books in old cigarette vending machines in various locations, people walk up, put in their change/tokens, pull a lever and ker-plunk! Out pops a one-of-a-kind hand sewn book (or etc.). Well, today we got a note from the head honcho’s at Art-O-Mat saying that their vendors have been specifically requesting our little books…. We’re going to have to really get busy and make scads more!!! Wahoo!!!
hand sewn books with handmade paper covers being put into a box for “vending” via ArtoMat.