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art day 45 – [crafts] Three handmade books

Made these as presents for family. Proud, i am! Each book is a hand-stitched paperback with a glued spine cover. Essentially the Japanese style paperback, but with reinforcing paper under the stitch.

The cover paper on this first one is very soft and is supposed to become more supple as the book is used.
Orange fiber paper cover

Similar paper, but brown. Color has always been a challenge to me, so i’m experimenting with contrasting spine cover and insert.
Soft Brown Paper Cover

I found this stiff cardboard with a shipment. I had to score it so the book would open properly. I love the effect of the spine cover matching the initial inside paper.
Still Cardboard Cover

art day 43 – [pictures] Stuff on my street, stuff in my house

Here’s a few photos from the last few days:

An outdoor chandelier made from wine glasses.

An outdoor chandelier made from wine glasses.

Magnolia blooms against a stark sky. I like them best before they get too messy.

Magnolia blooms against a stark sky. I like them best before they get too messy.

Lighting a candle before writing has taken on nearly religious significance. I prefer beeswax.

Lighting a candle before writing has taken on nearly religious significance. I prefer beeswax.

My shadow across the steps that lead to my front door. Look at all the moss and stuff. I love Oregon.

My shadow across the steps that lead to my front door. Look at all the moss and stuff. I love Oregon.