After a somewhat long break from this space, more exactly two years without posting anything new, I'm happy to be back with renewed energy! It's been quite a challenge in many ways to keep my small business up and running throughout the crazy times we've been living, and while the pandemic is still not over and my heart goes out to all of you who live in parts of the world which are still struggling with the present situation, I am relieved to say that here in Portugal we have achieved a momentary state of stability. I hope you stay safe and take good care of yourself, wherever you are in the world at this time.
Being at home most of this time I chose to dedicate myself to just one goal, and that was to take care of my family and myself as well as possible, so bookbinding took a step back and remained on a secondary plan all this time. I have continued to bound books because it continues to be my biggest passion and brings me incredible satisfaction but I posted them on other, smaller platforms, because honestly I could not keep up with a continuous stock nor with the commission requests I used to take on.
As life slowly returned to normal I too was able to return to my work in the studio daily and as of this month I felt confident enough to reopen my online shop. I have a few bindings that I created in the past 2 years that I'd love to share with you, those that I'm more proud of, because despite all the unfavorable conditions art has and will always go on.
Some very large leather journals
Romantic leather journals
Old looking leather journals
Handpainted journals with original artwork, one of a kind
Bindings with symbols
Hamsa and the Eye of the Univers symbols, blue leather with gold decoration
The Rod of Asclepius magic journal
The Temple, black leather journals with gold decoration
And last but not least, an impressive commission which was quite a challenge and a breakthrough - The Samurai
All these are now sold but I would be honored if you would watch this space for more updates and posts about what is currently in work in the studio. The books that are available at the moment can be found in the shop section of this site.
Thank you for being part of my journey!