Hi, I'm the artjournist. As you have probably gathered, I am into art journaling. But I also have a passion for photography and bookbinding.
The dream is to live off of bookbinding.
I live in Australia. Please do check out my deviantart if you can.

 

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Anelia Loubser is a photographer and fine artist from Cape Town, South Africa.

“Alienation” is a collection of portraits that challenges the viewer by using creative tactics based on the concept, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Wayne Dyer.

Be introduced to the alienated being inside us all, disconcerting beauty emerges. The work is on the one hand strangely aesthetic, on the other hand mysteriously eerie.
 

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Margarita Kareva is an artist photographer from Ekaterinburg (Russia). He specializes in fantasy art photography and creates beautiful pictures inspired by fantasy books and fairy tales

I will make photographs for free of any interesting ideas or people in any country for the accommodation and flight tickets :)

Check out her 500px account.

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beautifulbizarremag:

This spectacular shot, ‘La Belle Poule, Les Antoinettes’, 2013. MUA: Sahra Bull, is part of Alexia Sinclair’s 12 page editorial in Issue 006 of #beautifulbizarre » www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

beautifulbizarremag:

This spectacular shot, ‘La Belle Poule, Les Antoinettes’, 2013. MUA: Sahra Bull, is part of Alexia Sinclair’s 12 page editorial in Issue 006 of #beautifulbizarre » www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop

valenlarae:

Day 3! Painted in the nebula and added brighter stars!

valenlarae:

Day 3! Painted in the nebula and added brighter stars!

Don’t judge a book by its cover? NO! People judge books by their cover! They fucking do it. They MUST judge books by covers!!! I am a designer! That’s what we do! TO MAKE PEOPLE JUDGE AND INTERESTED BY THE COVER!

my cousin, art student (via toroheicho)

(Source: ectoro)

josiewhales:

anatoxin-a:

a-bit-of-wit:

litengnista:

knickerocker:

Forever 21 have stolen some designs of mine, quite blatantly. You can find the originals in my Etsy shop - www.knickerocker.etsy.com
Please reblog xxx

Support the original artist y’all.

Why do I seem to think that this isn’t the first time Forever 21 has done this?

It’s not, by far, the first time

REALLY sick of these big brands ripping off Etsy sellers and other individual artists - Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters do this constantly!!! It’s unacceptable!

josiewhales:

anatoxin-a:

a-bit-of-wit:

litengnista:

knickerocker:

Forever 21 have stolen some designs of mine, quite blatantly. You can find the originals in my Etsy shop - www.knickerocker.etsy.com

Please reblog xxx

Support the original artist y’all.

Why do I seem to think that this isn’t the first time Forever 21 has done this?

It’s not, by far, the first time

REALLY sick of these big brands ripping off Etsy sellers and other individual artists - Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters do this constantly!!! It’s unacceptable!

electro-graphic:

Altered book for visual journal (mostly) from 2009. Feat. Magazine/Taschen calendar cut outs, photocopies, clip art printables, misc. cards, illustration from magazine (illustration cut out by Kelly Smith).
(Paperampersand).

updownbindery:

sononemo:

pond-dipping:

updownbindery:

sononemo:

updownbindery:

Custom orders make for an excellent excuse to justify buying “just a couple” extra sheets of paper. Because when you’re paying for shipping, you might as well get all you can. :)
Loving these gorgeous papers from Hollanders!

Istg there are no shops in the UK with nice paper!! ASDFGHJKL

Well, I’ll admit I’ve never shopped for bookbinding supplies or paper in the UK, but since I’ve heard similar complaints from other folks there, I did some research on it for you. I thought these options looked promising, so I wanted to share them in case you hadn’t heard of them:
Sheperds/Falkiner: http://bit.ly/1msIPzL
[some seriously awesome papers here—I might have to save up for the international shipping just to get some]
Ratchford: http://bit.ly/1msIq0i
[chiyogami prices comparable to what I pay here in the US, if not slightly cheaper]
You can find even more on the Society of Bookbinders site: http://bit.ly/1msIq0i
Of course, you might not always be able to walk in and browse, but they all have online stores, and my two primary suppliers are far away from me, so I’m always ordering online.
I’m also wondering if pondweed or other UK bookbinders could make recommendations?

updownbindery and sononemo - you might do better to order chiyogami, etc, from Toronto. I was telling my friend about The Paper Place vs. Shepherds prices, and he immediately calculated that the shipping to the UK would be about the same as a (Young Person’s Railcard’s) discount train ticket.  Shepherds is still lovely to visit, and stocks other papers. They just can’t have the same range as The Paper Place when it comes to chiyogami and katazome-shi.
But I’ve still found them the best for large spools of linen thread and other sundries. If you get the chance to go to their London store, the staff are also really friendly and knowledgeable.
There’s Paperworks in Totness that stocks some chiyogami and also carta varese paper and sundries.
I’ve never used Otter Bookbinding, but I have them bookmarked, and they have a cute name.
Buch & Box on Etsy stocks some lovely chiyogami. She’s in Germany, but postage was affordable and my order arrived really quickly. I can highly recommend her. I’m actually finding it harder to find stockists of carta varese than chiyogami at the moment. (Or at least, at a price I don’t wince at. I brought some of my paper in Barcelona from Papirvm, and I kind of balk at paying £3.00 for something I paid €2.00 for.)
Seawhite’s online shop (unless you live near their factory outlet) is great for cartridge paper, PVA, cutting mats, and general art supplies!
I follow the London Centre for Book Arts. They have a shop and I aim to learn more about them in future.
A small company with really friendly customer service is Vintage Paper co. I buy through their ebay, but it looks like they’ve got their website store up now! 
Otherwise, browsing shops for pretty papers, and quilting shops for cottons to turn into book cloth with Heat-n-Bond/bond-a-web is how I find most of my stuff. I’m drooling over some Liberty Tana Lawn designs I’m thinking of treating myself to sometime.
I’m still in love with that top chiyogami, Meredith.

I have no idea of how to say thanks properly for this info, let me give you an enormous awkward hug :) Thank you

This is awesome, and exactly why I love tumblr. Thanks,
pondweed
for those wonderful recommendations. I’ll add, too, that I’ve found a couple good suppliers of dupioni silk on etsy for making book cloth with heat and bond. They have amazing colors and also patterns available. The DIY cloth really opens up so many new possibilities. Off the top of my head, Silk Baron (
http://etsy.me/1lJTKVG
) is great, as is Sitara Fabric and Trims (
http://etsy.me/1lJTKVG
). Anybody else have any suggestions? If so, I’m happy to gather them up and create a new master post of bookbinding suppliers. :)

updownbindery:

sononemo:

pond-dipping:

updownbindery:

sononemo:

updownbindery:

Custom orders make for an excellent excuse to justify buying “just a couple” extra sheets of paper. Because when you’re paying for shipping, you might as well get all you can. :)

Loving these gorgeous papers from Hollanders!

Istg there are no shops in the UK with nice paper!! ASDFGHJKL

Well, I’ll admit I’ve never shopped for bookbinding supplies or paper in the UK, but since I’ve heard similar complaints from other folks there, I did some research on it for you. I thought these options looked promising, so I wanted to share them in case you hadn’t heard of them:

Sheperds/Falkiner: http://bit.ly/1msIPzL

[some seriously awesome papers here—I might have to save up for the international shipping just to get some]

Ratchford: http://bit.ly/1msIq0i

[chiyogami prices comparable to what I pay here in the US, if not slightly cheaper]

You can find even more on the Society of Bookbinders site: http://bit.ly/1msIq0i

Of course, you might not always be able to walk in and browse, but they all have online stores, and my two primary suppliers are far away from me, so I’m always ordering online.

I’m also wondering if pondweed or other UK bookbinders could make recommendations?

updownbindery and sononemo - you might do better to order chiyogami, etc, from Toronto. I was telling my friend about The Paper Place vs. Shepherds prices, and he immediately calculated that the shipping to the UK would be about the same as a (Young Person’s Railcard’s) discount train ticket.  Shepherds is still lovely to visit, and stocks other papers. They just can’t have the same range as The Paper Place when it comes to chiyogami and katazome-shi.

But I’ve still found them the best for large spools of linen thread and other sundries. If you get the chance to go to their London store, the staff are also really friendly and knowledgeable.

There’s Paperworks in Totness that stocks some chiyogami and also carta varese paper and sundries.

I’ve never used Otter Bookbinding, but I have them bookmarked, and they have a cute name.

Buch & Box on Etsy stocks some lovely chiyogami. She’s in Germany, but postage was affordable and my order arrived really quickly. I can highly recommend her. I’m actually finding it harder to find stockists of carta varese than chiyogami at the moment. (Or at least, at a price I don’t wince at. I brought some of my paper in Barcelona from Papirvm, and I kind of balk at paying £3.00 for something I paid €2.00 for.)

Seawhite’s online shop (unless you live near their factory outlet) is great for cartridge paper, PVA, cutting mats, and general art supplies!

I follow the London Centre for Book Arts. They have a shop and I aim to learn more about them in future.

A small company with really friendly customer service is Vintage Paper co. I buy through their ebay, but it looks like they’ve got their website store up now! 

Otherwise, browsing shops for pretty papers, and quilting shops for cottons to turn into book cloth with Heat-n-Bond/bond-a-web is how I find most of my stuff. I’m drooling over some Liberty Tana Lawn designs I’m thinking of treating myself to sometime.

I’m still in love with that top chiyogami, Meredith.

I have no idea of how to say thanks properly for this info, let me give you an enormous awkward hug :) Thank you
This is awesome, and exactly why I love tumblr. Thanks,
pondweed
for those wonderful recommendations. I’ll add, too, that I’ve found a couple good suppliers of dupioni silk on etsy for making book cloth with heat and bond. They have amazing colors and also patterns available. The DIY cloth really opens up so many new possibilities. Off the top of my head, Silk Baron (
http://etsy.me/1lJTKVG
) is great, as is Sitara Fabric and Trims (
http://etsy.me/1lJTKVG
). Anybody else have any suggestions? If so, I’m happy to gather them up and create a new master post of bookbinding suppliers. :)