Japan Relief Sketchbook

100% of the proceeds for this sketchbook with be donated to the American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief.

The cover is made from salvaged foam core and is covered with painted canvas. Representing the flag of Japan, the cover is hand painted with water based, acrylic painted and sealed with modge podge (also water based).

The pages are 80 lb. Strathmore Drawing paper, perfect for drawing or sketching with dry media or ink. The paper is acid free and has been hand torn and folded to size.

The book is hand bound with black waxed thread using the coptic stitching method. The classic exposed spine allows the book to lay open flat.

Cover: 5.75" x 7"
Pages: 5.5" x 6.5"
Signatures: 10
40 sheets, 80 pages

Soft Shell Crafts

Hey hey, if you’re in Rochester and have nothing to do tonight and tomorrow afternoon OR you just wanna come and support some local artists, come to the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team’s Craftmas show!

We’re located at the Hungerford building on E. Main, door 8!

Admission is free and there will be donuts and cider!

Times are today from 5 to 9 and tomorrow from noon to 4.

Come support Rochester artists!!! Handmade goodies make great Christmas gifts. :)

It’s a pretty chilly, rainy day here in Rochester. But these kinds of days always make for good excuses to say inside and work on some crafting. My schedule is completely clear today (what else is new..) and it’s still pretty early, which means I should be able to get a lot done.

To start off the morning, here’s a treasury featuring RNEST members. Autumn in Rochester.

What else is on the to do list for today:

-animal postcards / book design
-make ‘field journals’
-start designing postcard for Root of Art over Craft
-start blog redesign(s)
-maybe some laundry
-etc, etc…more things always come to my attention once I get working…

What's Your Story? Weekend Edition: Allie Push of Soft Shell Crafts

The Rochester, NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST) blog started a new feature called What’s You Story? Weekend Edition, spearheaded by RNEST member Michele Kurpisz of kurpisz. I was lucky enough to be the first interviewee for the new edition. Please check out the interview and the other wonderful RNEST members.

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