One of the highlights of last week’s book tour trip was getting to spend time in Athens, Georgia. Before our event, we had the pleasure of joining Rinne Allen for a quick tour around town, followed by a delicious dinner at The National with some amazing women. I’m constantly in awe of fantastic artists coming from this area, but I was even more impressed by their kindness and warmth. While we were visiting Rinne’s studio, we got a sneak peek at her latest collaboration with Susan Hable called colorset3. colorset3 is a series of handmade books that contain beautiful photographs and watercolors inspired by each artist’s work.
Each book is printed and bound (using glue and cheesecloth) locally in Athens and contains 8 tear-away posters (16 images total) with artwork on each side. This new series is full of beautiful botanical imagery that is just begging to be torn out and hung above a desk or dresser. They capture nature perfectly and can be switched from side to side when you need a little change. I came home and immediately tore out the begonia leaves so I could keep a little bit of summer inside when all my plants have retired for the winter. You can pick up the latest edition right here for $35 at Hable Construction and read more about Rinne and Susan’s gorgeous new project here and here. xo, grace
*Thank you again to everyone in Athens for welcoming us so warmly. I can’t wait to go back again soon.