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 😛
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