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leslie herger
I'm a bookbinder with a DayJob just trying to find my way to making art.
Interests: bookbinding,art,photography,moleskine,ciak,notebooks,paper,leather,
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Another extruded pencil mentioned on the Erasable podcast is the Staedtler Wopex. These are $5 for 18 pencils at Staples. That’s 28 cents a pencil. These pencils are nice bright lime green in color with a silver imprint on one... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Comfortable Shoes Studio
Washi tape is a neat thing. I've made some of my own and it's super simple. These videos all deal with how you can make your own. If you have issues viewing the videos here on my blog please click... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I’ve been listening to some podcasts as I work on my papers and one of them that I’ve been listening to is Erasable, a podcast about pencils. One of the pencils that was mentioned was the Steadtler woodless allXwrite. It’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
I do a lot of bookbinding. I've done a class or two about making them. There are a lot of godo tutorials out there and some really horrible tutorials as well. I've picked a selection that I like and feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
Artshecried interviewed me! I'm always amazed when people want to interview me about art journaling and art. You can read the interview over here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I have loaded up issue #3 of my zine Evidence. This issue is the first where I switched from a big sketchbook to a small sketchbook. Instead of 20 pages there are 32 (33 with the cover) and some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
I don't always write in my art journal. Often when I do I paint over it. Sometimes, writing in an art journal is an absolutely essential part of the process. If you have issues viewing the videos here on my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
Soooo. I've decided to go with the discuis system for commenting. You'll need to set up an account but once you do no more annoying code or other crap. I've been using it for other blogs for awhile now and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
the shittiness is in the technical details that I know I can do better. They are merely tools for seeing inside my head. :) The book is the key to understanding. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on Making Shitty Drawings at Comfortable Shoes Studio
I do the journal and that journal as well. Mos tof the time it's next to me though. Because I keep it in a cover with my catchall Field Notes notebook it's almost always at hand.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on Making Shitty Drawings at Comfortable Shoes Studio
@artshecried Id be happy to answer a few questions for you. Shoot me an email.
I like pour over coffee, a lot. It's my go to brewing method that produces a reliably delicious cup. It's also simple- sit brewer on cup, put in filter, dump in 2 scoops of slightly finer than regular drip grounds, hit it with 1 ounce hot water, let it "bloom,"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Other Stuff
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Over the years I’ve developed an appreciation for vintage things. The patina that only time and use gives to an object is something I look at and enjoy. I’m not sure exactly when the love of vintage took hold, perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
One of the questions I get pretty often is about composition. "How to make a good looking art journal page, that is composed well?" It's one of those questions that usually annoys me, because I dislike the idea of planned... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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Occasionally I hit rough patches with my drawing. It’s not a block or a rut, because the desire to draw is still there, but nothing good will emerge from my pen or pencil. As I’m making these rough drawings I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
@lauren Youll need to look up how to install the dll file, its not hard. If you havent also downloaded the dll file installer then you are missing part of the hack. You have to download BOTH installers and files off the the crap company didnt find the post, people were harassing me with questions. One woman sent me 2 dozen emails in less than 24 hours about the damnable machine. I dont mind answering a question or two but cant spend all day answering tech questions about a machine I use 3 or 4 times a year.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2014 on Ghosts of Bay State Blue at Comfortable Shoes Studio
Colored pencils are great in an art journal. With just a few of the right colors you can get a lot of colors. Layering is easy with GOOD colored pencils. Though I've included a video with crayola colored pencils, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I've ranted and raved about commercialism in art journaling before. (been under a rock or just discovering me now? Click here.) And I keep ranting about it. I've been gathering videos for technique today over the last few days. (It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
The whole video is worth watching. But #33 is to question stuff constantly, that's at 35.43. Words to live by. ) Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I tend to wax philosophic about higher end writing instruments while stating “You can make art with anything!” I also write more often about fountain pens, since fountain pens are a passion of mine and I enjoy using them I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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While I can say I've never been a big fan of the color that is Bay State Blue (BSB) I've never been a detractor either. Even though it stained my pen, sink and hands I shrugged my shoulders andfigured whatever,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
If you've been reading my blog for any peruiod of time you know I love me some fauxdori Midori traveler's notebook covers. I find them ingenious, easy to use, and encourage journaling every day and every where. I've added some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I needed a small pocket for my notebook cover. all the instructions I could find online were for large 6 pocket folders that were as bulky as both my notebooks. I needed something thin that I coudl stow some receipts,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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I’ve been drawing on the train and as I wait for the train. I pic something that I want to focus on, hats, noses, eyes, puffy jackets, or interesting shoes. (I actually picked the car I was going to ride... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio
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Glenda Slann on facebook recently posted a picture of an ingenious pen loop, one made of a binder clip and leather, something i’ve been thinking of for a long time. I just couldn't figure out how to do it. Seeing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Comfortable Shoes Studio