Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NY EVE CREATIVE- 'Spiral book'

I'm not much into NY Eve - I'm usually in bed before midnight, but this year I decided to make it special by finishing a project that has been on the back burner for years [I was still in bed before midnight].
I started an experimental spiral book a few years ago, and it's been sitting in my studio waiting to be finished. I wasn't sure how the binding was going to work, so it stayed unfinished.
I still didn't know how the binding would work, so I made it up as I went along- not a very neat result, but hey, who cares?
One of my issues is that I am a bit of a perfectionist, consequently I avoid starting [or finishing] some projects that don't have clear and resolvable outcomes. I can hear my father saying "if a job's not worth doing properly, it's not worth doing at all".
Maybe my NY resolution will be to clear out old projects - finish or forget.


 ...before NY eve


 ...half complete



Yeah - one less unfinished project. Maybe one a week would be a good goal - 52 fewer unfinished projects by the end of 2013. 


  1. love this spiral book Noela - great to have that resolved on New Years Eve. Hope to see those 52 more resolutions as the year progresses. Wishing you joy and creative energy this year Noela. xsx

  2. A lovely book-and perfectly imperfect binding. I am so thrilled to have discovered your blog--you paintings thrill me!

  3. I love that 'finish or forget' - imperfect is perfect!

  4. Well done! I admire you for finishing it. Sometimes I never finish a project that has me baffled....

  5. N- great way to finish the year and a great little book; but a big task to set for 2013. Go well. B

  6. livre à étages.. pour monter toujours plus haut!!! extra!

  7. Patience is needed and obviously you have it. Unique and very cool!

  8. go you for being bold, it so paid off! i have an intergalactic station of ufos, so may be borrowing your resolution ;)
    all good wishes!