//binder covers//

after two years of stuffing my latin handouts into my backpack and losing them just in time for the next class, i succumbed to organization (or rather overcame my laziness) and decided to get myself a binder.

i came home from office depot with a clean, fresh, sparkling new one under my arm but the artist within scoffed at the plain green plastic surface and begged to embelish it a bit … therefore out came my pencils, black pens, and paper.

and thus began the 3-year-tradition of drawing binder covers for each new school year.

a couple of weeks ago a flood (a real one with water) invaded our basement – and specifically my room – and it ended up destroying some of my old binder artwork stored (unfortunately) beneath my bed.

a while ago, however, i had made a pinterest board with some dorkily edited pictures of the now dearly departed so i can share my old designs as well as my new ones 🙂

latin! the very first drawing – the prototype that began it all. it was so fun to create that i decided to do it to the rest of my binders 🙂

my biology binder survived the school year with quite a few scars … only to perish by flood. fortunately i had this old photo – forgive the lack of aesthetics 🙂

for a couple of binders I made a design for the little sleeve on the side. these were so hard to get under the plastic but they ended up looking so adorable that i decided it was worth the hassle. besides, i had more time on my hands in those days. *sighs and thinks of my lost childhood* 😉

american history! this was my least favorite design because the flags were so awkward. the side sleeve, however, has cuteness to spare 🙂 excuse the babyish stickers everywhere 😛

algebra II

#art #doodle #backtoschool #binder #bindercover #drawing

chemistry and pre-calculus followed in an almost-fatal duo which threatened to destroy my sanity – but yours truly came out of the year alive (and sleep-deprived).

also – friendly reminder that mistakes are A-okay and make your art even more interesting and fun. Notice the missing (or rather microscopic!) “r” in chemistry 😛

a year later and slightly more mature in the art of high-schooling, i present to you my two latest binder cover drawings.

i feel that my binder artwork has evolved quite a bit over the years – in a positive way – and i’m happy to finally share my designs.

may school, or work, or life treat you well this fall!

“tell me something beautiful … lovelier than ususal.” ~ ice cold

12 thoughts on “//binder covers//”

  1. Jul! These are so cute! I never realized u where THAT talented! That’s amazing! I hope you have a great year! I really enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!

    -Helen

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    1. Helennn! I’m so mad at wordpress because they labelled this as spam … i’m so glad i found it!! Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my site … it means so much! I hope your school year is going well too … we need to catch up some time!! Thank you for stopping in! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. These. are. FABULOUS! Okay, I don’t get it – you come over to my blog and have such wonderful things to say about my simple artwork, and sometimes some not-so-positive things to say about your own abilities, but you can do this?! It’s just a hop, skip and about five bottles of nail polish to get to what I’m doing from where you are, truly! Cut yourself a HEAP of slack – these covers are awesome, and you’ve got talent. 🙂 In high school we were all given these planners at the beginning of the year. Most people would just chuck ’em in their lockers, but my friends and I always plastered ours with graffiti, song lyrics, or song lyrics written out in graffiti. I loved that tradition.

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    1. I love that tradition too! take something basic and make it into a little piece of yourself.
      ahh your talent in something special … being able to manipulate tiny little brushes and slippery nail polish into some of the most gorgeous designs I’ve ever seen … it blows me away. creating art on such a small scale wows me every time. I’ll never not be shocked at how exquisite your designs are ❤️
      but thank you thank you thank you! I really appreciate the lovely things people have said… I need the extra motivation to keep going now that school is half strangling me!
      I hope you have a wonderful week!
      power to the local dreamer ||-//

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  3. Juls, I LOVE your artwork. It makes me happy. You are so talented, and I love seeing how creative your imagination is. Send a little bit of that my way. Love you!

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  4. Your artwork is amazing! I hope you take pictures of them all now. I’m so sad that happened to your work. I would cry.
    Thinking of you and hope school is going well this term
    Love, light and glitter

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    1. Thank you thank you! It’s been a lot of fun doing these every year in preparation for classes 🙂
      It wasn’t fun waking up to 2 inches of water in my room, but we did end up getting brand new carpet which helped make up for the hassle 😉
      Thank you for reading and leaving such a nice comment!
      power to the local dreamer ||-//

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