What a month!
Only now I can finally manage to talk about it.
Few know that I work alone from scratch, by hand, in my dusty little studio.
Long story short, in December I was burried under a lot of orders *grateful tone of voice* and did not see it coming.
Among these orders there has been one of a batch containing 15 sketchies.
For 2 weeks I worked like a tiny factory and broke through my personal record –
15 sketchbooks in 4 days.
Now. Let me tell you what that means:
– buying raw wood
– sanding 30 wooden covers ( making’em super smooth )
– engraving names by digital laser, @The Plot
– painting each cover in brown
– applying 4 layers of lacquer per cover ( sanding in between layers )
– drilling holes in covers and paper
– folding 54 A4 sheets / sketchbook
– binding covers to paper.
(Guess I should post photos for all these steps. Work in progress.)
Here are some pictures proving all the above:
Aaand here’s me after those crazy 4 days I was telling you about.
Finished binding the last sketchie, rushed with all 15 of them to my friend’s place, photographer Adrian Scutariu and after drinking a bottle of wine, we took this photo.
* heavy motherfuckers
At the moment I’m working on a production plan and searching for ways to outsource work.
It’s never too early to get ready for December.
All fellow craftworkers can understand this 🙂