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Book–No Regrets

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Cover Code–”No” on the left side, “Regrets” on the right side.

Stitched a small magnet into each corner for the wrap around closure.

Book Closed

Book Open

Code on Interior Pages–Don’t let the past take your future.
The quote is from the Joe Coomer book, Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God. It is one of my favorite books. He also wrote Pocketful of Names, and One Vacant Chair. All have an interesting female character who also happens to be an artist.

Book Open

A single letter is embroidered on each page.
The code for each letter and punctuation is embroidered in grey on cream packing paper with a rust patina and mounted on brown packing paper.

Code is the Letter F
Code for the letter f

Code is a Period
Code for the period

The spacers are embroidered in cream on brown packing paper with a rust patina and mounted on cream packing paper.

A Spacer

Green painters’ paper separates each word and lines the book.

Book From Above

The pocket near the last page contains a note about the work.

Pocket for Notes

The scale is roughly 3.25″ x 4″ x 3.25″.
Materials–Paper, fiber, tree wrap, metal, CMC, PVA, magnets.

The paper used had metal bits placed on and or pierced through the surface. A sodium solution was applied to encourage rust and salt crystals on the surface. A solution of CMC was applied to each page to protect the surfaces.

A few Details–
Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 3

Detail 4

Detail 5


Layers Upon Layers of Lies and Deceit

Friday, January 27th, 2023

Code on each page is Lies and Deceit.

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Details

Layers Upon Layers Detail

Layers Upon Layers Detail

Materials–Paper, Roofing Felt, Rust, Fiber, Button.


Always Test New Materials

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Or something unexpected could happening.

I have been rusting paper, mostly newsprint packing paper with nice results.

This is a detail of a piece of rusted paper with embroidered code.

Indelible Mark Detail

The result of a piece of newsprint laid on top of wet rusty nails and weighted with a brick.

Rust

A wallpiece in progress that is in the process of rusting.

Wallpiece in Progress

Brown packing paper, safety pins, embroidery cotton, and a strip of drop cloth.
Solution of peroxide and sodium was used to rust the safety pins.

Newsprint with a solution of peroxide and sodium.

Newsprint Rust

The unexpected result–I was planning to make a couple of pieces similar to the Indelible Mark detail.

I cut and folded paper from a drawing pad that I picked up at Five Below.

Drawing Pad

I was expecting lovely rust and this is what happened–

Purple

White paper wrapped around newsprint–

White Paper Around Newsprint

Immediately thought the sizing in the paper was the reason for the peculiar rust color.

When I applied peroxide and sodium to a scrap of the white paper, this is what happened–

White Paper Test

Lesson Learned–Always, always test new materials.


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
Regret Book

that matter
Regret Book

. The
Regret Book

thing you
Regret Book

did that
Regret Book

cannot
Regret Book

be undone .
Regret Book

The thing you
Regret Book

did not do,
Regret Book

that you should
Regret Book

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.
Text
Text
Text
Text
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

Spacer
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″.


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

Text

Text

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

6.75″ x 3.25″ x 1″


Society Drifts From Truth

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.

Truth
Text
The further a society
Text

Drifts from the truth
Text

The more it will
Text

Hate those
Text

Who speak it
Text

Materials–Roofing felt, linen fiber, rust.
6.25″ x 6″ x 1″