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Books for Sale

Lately I’ve been making these books from Paul’s old paintings. I am selling these six for $81 each. (shipping included.) Each one is completely unique and measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. If you are interested email me at ohhappydayblog(at) with the title of the book in the subject line.
{Update: Thank you for the great response. All the books have sold.}
{Update 2: I took down the large photos of the books because they were taking up too much space on my blog. Here are some smaller versions for those that wanted to see them.}

  1. Jane Flanagan

    February 26, 2009

    I love Birdie! But I’m on a spending fast and I can’t break it my very first week! Great work… I’m sure they’ll be snapped up in no time.

  2. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009

    $81 for those is a rip off, I’m sorry but your definition of fine art, is definitely in the eye of the beholder.

  3. stephinbham

    February 26, 2009

    Wow. Beautiful!

    I don’t think it’s a rip-off. It’s a piece of original art that you then had to bind into a book. That’s a lot of talent and a lot of work!

  4. jordan

    February 26, 2009

    Sorry anon,

    I would love to charge less but the art alone is worth much more than that and then each one is bound by hand. It takes a lot of time and effort to make each one.

  5. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009

    I agree it’s a rip off. If the art is so worth it then sell it. Why would I sandwich it between other books on my shelf? People are facing tough times right now. Hopefully if you do get the $81 dollars you’ll donate to a food bank or something.

  6. Kate

    February 26, 2009

    Wow, why the nasty comments? They are beautiful and I can appreciate both the art and the effort involved. I think the old adage ‘if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing’ is in order. Can’t we all just be nice?

  7. Silus Grok

    February 26, 2009

    Trolling is just part of the internet. Best to just ignore the petulant poster and move on.

    Shame they’ve all sold … I would have loved to purchase Homer.

    Curious, though: had I bought one, I’d be interested in tips from the artist on care and feeding. Is there any special care these need? Can they be in a bookshelf with other books? Is the paint properly sealed… is the canvas likely to become brittle with time?

  8. Capable Girl

    February 26, 2009

    What a beautiful book! As a craftsperson myself, I totally understand why handmade things cost what they cost. Several hours go into making each unique item. I think the anonymous commenters need to put their money where there mouths are and try to painstakingly create something so beautiful & then judge how things should be priced!

  9. Courtney

    February 26, 2009

    I think these are gorgeous and make such a special book! I’m thrilled that you sold out — tons of hard work from both you and Paul went into those and it shows.

  10. Ashley

    February 26, 2009

    Look how fast they went! Apparently the price was right–or actually too low. I wish “anonymous” people would put their names to their comments, if only to give them a shred of legitimacy.

  11. Maggie May

    February 26, 2009

    waaaa i missed it!!!

  12. Design Mom

    February 26, 2009

    Oh Jordan. Those anonymous comments are so unkind and so unnecessary. Hit delete. No one should have to read such ugly things on such a beautiful site.

    So glad the books sold out so quickly. Obviously your readers have excellent taste.

  13. Amy

    February 26, 2009

    Those are beautiful! And worth every penny in my opinion. If I had money I would have bought one…

  14. punkinmama

    February 26, 2009

    Boo… I’m too late and I can only see one example on the blog post. I want to see them all. (Or am I missing something?)

  15. {natalie}

    February 26, 2009

    i wish i could see them all. i think the example looks super cool. i love that you can bind books, you are awesome!

  16. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009

    oh no, i missed them all. can you post the pictures so i can at least see what they look like? i think your binding is super gorgeous.

  17. Claire

    February 26, 2009

    I loved Homer! These are so beautiful and I hope you will be making more.

  18. Deb

    February 27, 2009

    I love the form and function combination. Great idea! I would also love to see all six.

  19. sarasophia

    February 27, 2009

    Art is priceless.
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever….

    Your anonymous lurker should remember that.

    Shoot…if my family of six eats out one meal it would just about pay for your lovely AMAZING bound book. And be so much better for us:)

    Keep designing, it is worth every penny.


  20. Megan

    February 27, 2009

    Beautiful. I only wish I had seen the post earlier so I could have purchased them all. A Jane Austen novel with one of Paul’s paintings as the cover would have made my year.

  21. Sarah

    February 27, 2009

    Jordan! Those are beautiful! I love them!

  22. Amanda

    February 27, 2009

    So pretty. I’m so sad I missed this. Yum.

  23. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails

    February 27, 2009

    They were stunning! What a wonderful idea!

  24. "bigcanadiangirl"

    February 27, 2009

    Interesting! Controversial posts and anonymous???? Hmmm?

  25. Maegan

    March 1, 2009

    LOL I seriously cannot believe people really leave comments like the Anonymous people, holy crap If you don’t like it then just move on. I think they are awesome and totally agree with hands on stuff is very time consuming, Love it!

  26. Kathleen Frances

    August 20, 2010

    I think your 'anonymous' comments might be from the same person trying to make it seem like that her option is shared by someone else.

    Desperate, really.

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