I love making my books, and often wonder what happens to them after they've gone off to new homes. The books are finished when I sell them, but, in a way, they aren't complete until the pages are filled in.
Our Etsy friend moopf recently bought a water hyacinth book from my Etsy store to use for sketching, so I asked him if he would share some pictures of himself with his book, and here they are. I have to say, I'm very excited to see the book with his great designs in it!
I also asked him if he would tell us a little bit about himself and his work:
"My name is Gareth Lancaster and I've been creative in one way or another for as long as I can remember. I enjoy abstract and cartoon work and these days most of my work is sketched first using pen/pencil and paper and then I re-create the designs using Adobe Illustrator to ensure crisp lines and perfect reproduction. I started selling on Etsy, at http://moopf.etsy.com/, in October 2007 and sell a range of badges, magnets, gift cards, notecards and prints. I'll soon be adding original acrylic paintings as well."
Hope you will check out his store--he has excellent stuff, and I do believe he is giving away free stickers right now....
P.S.: If you have one of my books and would like to post some pictures of it on this blog, I'd love to see them! Just leave me a note at my Etsy store http://moonbindery.etsy.com/.