Archive for the ‘Code’ Category

Acquire Habit Book

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

Quote used–To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.
Symbols for Code

Acquire Habit

Closed Book

Acquire Habit

Spine

Acquire Habit

Acquire Habit
Acquire Habit

Detail–Twine Between Layers of Tissue Paper, with CMC

Acquire Habit

The pages were folded and glued together with CMC.

Acquire Habit

The pages were bound with the raw edges to the inside and the fold on the outside.

Habit

Acquire Habit

Miseries

Acquire Habit

Pocket with Notes

Acquire Habit

Acquire Habit

Materials–Paper, paste paper, cotton thread, jute twine, CMC, Double-sided Tape.
Tape was used because wet glue ruins certain surfaces.

Scale 5.25″ x 4″ x 2″


Regret Book Completed

Monday, September 26th, 2022

There are two thing that matter. The thing you did that cannot be undone. The thing you did not do, that you should have done.

Regret
Regret Book

There are two things
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that matter
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. The
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thing you
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did that
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cannot
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be undone .
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The thing you
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did not do,
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that you should
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have done .
Regret Book
Regret Book
Regret Book

Materials–Paper, bamboo and cotton fiber, rust, CMC, PVA.
Each page is 4.75″ x 3.75″; closed book is 5″ x 4″ x 1.5″

With Each Passing Day, Memories Fade

Monday, September 26th, 2022

I use an old version of Flash for layouts.
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Text
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Text

Materials–paper, rust, linen, bamboo, hairpins, CMC.
Scale–12.5″ x 39″ (62″ unrolled”) x 3.5″ rolled (.75 unrolled).

Post on Rusted Paper Process


With Each Passing Day, Memories Fade Book

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

I am using the quote on a wallpiece in progress. Bought heavy cardstock for book covers. This little book was my first attempt. The cardstock is 110 lb. Really too thin for when I start making larger books. My plan is to use my favorite old studio shirts, rips and all, as book cloth.

With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book

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With Each Passing Day Book

Left page–With; Right page–Each
With Each Passing Day Book

Left page–Passing; Right page–Day
With Each Passing Day Book

Left page–Comma; Right page–Memories
With Each Passing Day Book

Left page–Fade; Right page–Period

With Each Passing Day Book

Left page–Spacer; Right page–Pocket for Note About Work

With Each Passing Day Book

With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book
With Each Passing Day Book

Pretty sure the next code I use, will be based on dots and dashes of Morse Code. I would like to fill the pages with text.

This code is nice because it has one symbol for each letter. In Morse there are dots, dashes, and combinations of one to four for each letter. Numbers contain five, and punctuation six.

Update
Didn’t like that the inside strips were glued. Stitching is a better idea.

Text
Text

Materials–Paper, Rust, CMC, Archival Glue, Cotton Fiber
Scale–9.7cm x 13cm (19cm with tie closure) x 1.5 cm

Post on Rusted Paper Process


Watch Yourself

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself

Materials–Cotton, Wool, Washers, Safety Pins, Hemp, Hairpins, Tree Wrap, Rust, Wood Glue.

39.75″ x 3″ x .5″


Work in Progress–Regret

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Regret–There are two things that matter. The thing you did that cannot be undone. The thing you did not do, that you should have done.

Work in progress. The pages have been sealed with CMC and will be affixed to a never ending accordion book.

Regret
Regret
Regret
Regret
Regret
Regret
Regret

September 20, 2022
Assembled and Drying

Regret

The quote is from the film Return to Montauk.

Materials–Paper, bamboo and cotton fiber, rust, CMC, PVA.
Each page is 4.75″ x 3.75″.


Time Passes Much Too Quickly

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Time Passes

Cotter Pin Closure
Time Passes

Cotter Pin Removed
Time Passes

Cotter Pin
Time Passes

Header–Code is Time
Time Passes

Code–P, A, S
Time Passes

36″ Unrolled
Time Passes

Hung near Mr Smith Clock.
Time Passes

Materials–Paper, bamboo fiber, hemp, metal, rust, pencil, PVA.
2.5″ x 36″ x 2″ (rolled)


Oscar Wilde Quote–Books

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Oscar Wilde quote–The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Wilde Shame

Code–The Books
Wilde Shame

Code–Oscar Wilde
Wilde Shame

Materials–Roofing felt, paper, paste paper, rust, linen fiber.

6.25″ x 5.75″ x 1″


Petty Vindictiveness

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Never Underestimate the Petty Vindictiveness of Those in Power.
First heard the quote in the tv series, Pie in the Sky.

Text

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Text

Materials–paper, fiber, rust, linen fiber, cotton fiber, twig, handwritten text.

6.75″ x 3.25″ x 1″


Threat

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Code Used–The most dangerous threat to society is a person in power who has nothing left to lose.

Threat

Bookmark Knotted Code–the word See repeated.

Threat

Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

The Most
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Threat

Dangerous
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Threat
Threat

Threat

To Society
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Is A
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Person
Threat

In Power
Threat

Who Has
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Threat

Nothing
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Left To
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Lose
Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Materials–Paper, paste paper, cotton fiber, rust.