Wednesday, June 25, 2008

gocco goodness

in typical procrastination mode this morning, instead of tackling my growing to do list, i was suddenly inspired to make a few gocco prints with my nifty little printer. first, i drew a dandelion and made a print master of it.

then i put burgundy ink on it (it looks rather red here)

then i printed it on some gorgeous little moleskein cahiers notebooks

then i cleaned the master and put gold ink on it.

and i made a few more notebooks.

this is what i'm going to put up on etsy.
i've been promising myself to do so for months now.
somehow fear has stopped me.

but now i'm ready.

the dandelion, a cheery little flower that spreads its seeds of possibility to the winds.

12 comments:

Magpie said...

cool. a piece of me wants one of those little printer things.

Barb said...

The notebooks are just lovely. Do let us all know when you get them listed.

The humble little dandelion is so much more than just a cheery flower. It is like a multivitamin in a bowl containing vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon as well as bitter taraxacins (eudesmanolides), sitosterol, stigmasterol, alpha- and beta-carotene, caffeic acid and mucilage.

I could go on ... I regularly consumer dandelion tea for the bitter properties and always include dandelion greens in salads.

julochka said...

magpie--i can highly recommend the little print-maker thingie.

barb--so dandelions are even cooler than i thought! :-) thanks!

enchantedartist said...

Oh, I love those...they are so whimsical looking!

(I'm giving you a gentle, encouraging nudge. I know all to well about fear stopping us. :)

xo

marymurtz said...

I love these!!

polona said...

ohhh... these look really cool!
and i see you've put one in the blog header - nice!

TheElementary said...

"dandelion, a cheery little flower that spreads it seeds of possibility to the winds."
ahhhh... you have the way with words ;) I love the notebooks. You are very talented!

Jaime said...

Feel the fear and do it anyway...you go girl!

Love that you are putting these up on etsy..they are so simple and sweet.

:)

smith kaich jones said...

Okay - that does it. I'm buying one. This is SO COOL!!! I love it!

Debi

Janni said...

Hi Julie

I have been thinking about getting one of those printers, but i would like to know how much does the supplies costs (lightbulbs, paint and so on) and where do you buy it?

By the way i came across your name/blog on Elsie Flannigans blog, reading about the Gocco and when i found out that you live in Denmark, (just like me - though i am born here) I knew you would be the one to ask :-)

De venligste hilsner
Janni

Ps Hvor i Dk bor du? Er blot nysgerrig!

julochka said...

thank you everyone for your sweet comments and encouragement! i'm going out to take pictures now and will list these on etsy before the day is out...i promise! (myself more than anyone).

Janni--I left a comment on your blog w/a bit of my info for you...and a note of jealousy over your Holga!

robinbird said...

look at this! how fabulous! you have so many talents, i don't know what gocco is... but perhaps i just need to read an earlier post. i love the dandelion quote very much! there is so much to learn from one another through blogging... i love that!