Season’s greetings to you all, let’s celebrate with this roaring fire! Spotted in the graffiti tunnel that runs under Waterloo Station.
Archive for December, 2015
PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way.
GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?
GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad.
GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”
I had LOTS of fun in my studio on Tuesday…
…although it turns out that making interesting words is quite difficult when you’ve run out of K, S, and H tiles. The first book was soon underway and ended up being fairly hefty as it needed a double thickness of board to make the tiles sit flush in the cover.
I then used green bookcloth to give the cover a simple finish.
I’ll be adding this to my Etsy shop later this week, and there will be more NSFW books coming in the new year.
My studio is often a chaotic place (tidiness doesn’t come naturally to me) so it’s not unusual for me to mislay things only to find them months later. I recently rediscovered a whole stash of dalek notebook covers which I’d totally forgotten about – quite a joyful find! They’ve now been bound into books and are available in my Etsy shop. Click here to go directly to them.
Posted in Commissions, tagged clarice starling, commission, etsy, handmade, hannibal, hannibal lecter, made to order, silence of the lambs, special agent clarice starling, trinket box on December 9, 2015| Leave a Comment »
I’ve had some unusual commissions in the past, and this was definitely one of them! Fun to do, but I imagine it wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste. I have made a lot of trinket boxes (like this one) and I’ve done them on a variety of themes: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, romantic ones for anniversaries, and even a tiny one for use as the ring box at a wedding. This was the first time I’d been asked to do one with a more sinister theme. The box was to be addressed to Special Agent Clarice Starling, and the back of the box was to bear Hannibal Lecter’s signature. This is another commission I never got around to blogging (way back in June 2009), and sadly the photos aren’t great quality (I used to have a really terrible camera!) but here it is: