Throughout the month of June Fly will be highlighting amazing ladies doing fly things in media, fashion, art and design.
Who: e Bond, creator of roughdrAftbooks.
Why you'll want to own a roughdrAftbook to hold your thoughts and ideas:
Each book from roughdrAftbooks is a one-of-a-kind treasure constructed by hand in e's Philadelphia studio. Her collection of journals, sketchbooks and notepads are made with special materials and accented with lovely illustrations and written messages. These beautiful handmade books are perfect for documenting the beauty in life.
Do you have a favorite collection of books you've created?
My favorite collection right now and probably always is the endless line series, which is a grouping of abstract books with spray-painted covers. These books are the ones I always come back to no matter what else I am making. They are like my free space to create and spray and see what happens. I never put any stipulations or requirements on these books and they never disappoint. I have been making these small paintings for years just on boards and always always they remain about the same thing. I think its the space my brain goes to to reboot. They are almost like exercises, what I would suspect the equivalent might be when musicians play scales? I love them though, they always make me happy and I am always surprised by them. my dream project would be to get commissioned to do a huge series of these paintings as all sorts of objects, not just book forms.
Link to a fly lady e feels we should know.
This was tough because there are so many! I wanted to pick an up-and-comer but I've been a little remiss on my keeping up with who's up-and-coming, so I thought I would pick a woman artist whose work inspires me: Ellen Gallagher.
Here's the second giveaway of Fly's anniversary month. e Bond of roughdrAftbooks is giving away one of her beautiful journals to one lucky winner. Here's how to enter for a chance to win:
You can enter the giveaway simply by leaving a comment below. Tell us why you would love to have a book from roughdrAftbooks. Leave your comment before 5pm (EST) on Monday June 20th. One winner will be randomly selected, emailed and announced on Wednesday, June 22nd. The winner will have the opportunity to choose from one of the four prints above.
**Please note, this is for US residents only (sorry, to my international readers).
**Please enter once.
**Contest ends Monday, June 20th 5pm EST
**One lucky winner will be chosen randomly and notified Wednesday, June 22th.
Jasmine Rose Giveaway Update: A big congrats to Heather H. (#28) for winning a Jasmine Rose print.