Monday, June 11, 2012

Handmade Artists Featured Artist BlueHighways

Andrea. creator of BlueHighways on Handmade Artists Shop, and a great supporter around Handmade Artists Forum makes some fantastic books, art & writing journals with durable fabric covers.  Each fabric design is only used 3 times, each of those 3 have different paper &/or binding so you are getting something unique with each book.
Andrea prefers the roads less traveled which were the ones printed in blue on older maps, she invites us to travel some BlueHighways with her.

The lovely green batik cover on this 5" x 9"  Handbound Journal Soundscapes reminds me of lush vegetation - being in the SW desert that is currently having fire problems this looks so lovely! I could see the cover inspiring some writing and/or drawing. 

This beauty, Hand Bound Book Papillions Azure has 96 pages (front & back) of 90# natural white watercolor paper
I could see myself taking this along on a trip and sitting for hours and sketching and doing quick little paintings................dreaming

Heck, even in a blah environment, this beauty would inspire!
I love colors - and this lovely 5.5" x 8.5" Handbound Journal Deconstructed Reverie really drew my eyes right to it! This gorgeous book has 200 pages (front & back) of white text weight lined paper.
Whether you like to draw or write, Blue Highways has wonderful handbound journals to fit your wants or needs.  She has mini ones too!
I picked a couple that are more feminine, but she also has some great ones that would be perfect for the guys, I think the 1st one the green Soundscapes could be used by either!  I love the BlueHighways too!
Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day.♥


Cari Baker said...

Kris your article about BlueHighways is EXCELLENT! Look at those journals, what a creative transformation… from just a book to WOW! All done with love! WTG Andrea!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

her books look sooooo great. I think I'll need one for my vacation this year.

Larissa said...

Her work is absolutely gorgeous!

Alchemists Vessel said...

Very nice post and I like the Journals you have chosen. She has a wonderful eye for color.

lisianblue Kris said...

Hye Cari, so glad you stopped by! Oops on me - if I made it sound like Andrea covers already made books, she doesn't she creates the whole thing!

lisianblue Kris said...

Oh shoot, that didn't work, wanted Debbi's comment under Cari's~ One of her journals would be wonderful to take on a vacation. Thanks for stopping by Debbi.

To everyone, sorry for the delay, I was having a b a d day yesterday.

lisianblue Kris said...

Larissa, I have to agree, Andrea does excellent work with her handbound journals. Glad you stopped by!

Alchemist - Thank you. So glad you came by! She does have a wonderful eye for color!

Melinda M Greve said...

These journals are inspiration in and of themselves. As an artist, I know that color and texture get me revved up for creativity.

lisianblue Kris said...

Melinda, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I know exactly what you mean!

TamsJewelry said...

She is very talented and her journals and books are bound to inspire writer's everywhere!

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Love Blue's work, thanks for sharing!

lisianblue Kris said...

Hi Tam, glad you stopped by! Andrea's journals are gorgeous.
HAF & S so glad you dropped in! Andrea does make awesome journals!

Andrea R said...

I was on vacation when this was written and I apologize it's taken me this long to get over here to thank you so very much for sharing your blog space with my books! What an amazing community at Handmade Artists.