What is a naked book? One without a cover of course. I have come to realise over the past year that I dislike to have a cover on a book that I am painting often and handling alot.. leaving open and sewing on the machine or by hand. Even with a coptic or french bound book you get a stifness. So this is my solution. As well as being naked they are filled with random pieces from my stash. I had enough of things sitting there not getting used…
This is a in ziplock shot of two that I am working on slowly.. using up paint from left overs of other projects.. These are available and I am not sure when they will be completed.. I would gladly swap them for something if you want them otherwise I will be putting them up in etsy. I will gladly supply some notes on ways to cover them if you wish. If you decide to make something like this please email me so I can check out what you have done or comment with a link..
This is my personal one that I made on my birthday.. the blue atc in the envelope is from a friend who sent the wonderful book Neverwhere which is a great read.. And the blue envelope is also from her. Some of these pages and pieces are from over a year ago, the EX LIBRIS print for starters..
And I have been doing a little more on this sketch which is in my fat blue tome.. the earlier sketch was done with a 0.7 2b mechanical pencil and the new parts were with a 3b graphite stick..