Friday, February 08, 2008

A Little Book Review...

So it's finally turned up - my copy of "The Doodle Formula" by Adrienne Looman. Yaaaay!!
And I thought, why not do a little book review... :)

POSITIVES:

* I love the shiny cover. I know it sounds silly, but I really love how glossy it feels!!

* It's written in a very easy to understand way. No hard words, no difficult terms. It's like she's there in front of you telling you everything.

* Love the overall layout of the book, the doodled headlines, the doodles along the edges of the pages etc.

* There are some seriously yummy layouts inside for inspiration!!

NEGATIVES:
...I can only think of two

* I was seriously disappointed in how short it was. A magazine has more pages than that. I'm sure I'm probably more disappointed just because I had NO idea that it was going to be so short. You know, if I'd know, I would have been aware of it when I bought it and expected it to be short. This way I was really shocked how short it was. Only 32 pages. I would have liked to see 132 pages because I love the format of it and what is there already.

* If you're a TOTAL beginner at doodling - you have NO idea where to start, you don't even think you can doodle a border - if that's you (you know who you are), I'm not sure it's quite for you (yet). Not as your first book. I would recommend you buy "Doodling For Papercrafters" by Maelynn Chueng as your first book. And once you have get past the "I can't doodle"-block, then go and order yourself a copy of Adrienne's book :)

*** end of review ***

Sue Bone - you asked about the binding of my Christmas journal. It's made using the Bind-It-All machine and I used the 1 1/4 brown wires.

Happy Friday everyone!! :)))

2 comments:

pjsarefuzzy said...

i can't find that book to buy anywhere :[

Anonymous said...

Can I ask where you got your "Handmade" stamp from please?
Joey