Archive for the ‘Books Handmade’ Category

Thoughts, Words, Actions, Habits, Character

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character.

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Materials–paper, linen fiber, rust, printed text.
6″ x 4″ x .75″


School Days

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

When I was in graduate school in the 90s, I went junking with a fellow artist. I purchased a couple of realms of kids’ paper for practicing handwriting.

I used several sheets to make signatures to try a new book format. Bamboo yarn was used to tie the signatures together.

The front and back covers were made of blank flash cards.

A band of the flash card paper was used to secure the book. Rather than glue or stitchwork, I used a round head fastener.

I wrote and erased School Days on the cover.

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Yep, that is a Dixon Beginners pencil.
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Macrame knots were used to bind the tails together.

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I learned three things making this little book: a new binding technique, addition of macrame, and how to make a wrap closure.


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
Threat

Threat

Dangerous
Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

To Society
Threat

Is A
Threat

Person
Threat

In Power
Threat

Who Has
Threat

Threat

Nothing
Threat

Left To
Threat

Lose
Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

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


Beautiful Memories

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Code–Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are always in your heart.

Beautiful Memories

Code–Beautiful, pocket for notes on piece.
Beautiful Memories

Code–Notes on piece.
Code–Beautiful, pocket for notes on piece.
Beautiful Memories

Code–Memories

Beautiful Memories

Code Left Side–Are Like, Code Right Side–Old

Beautiful Memories

Code–Friends and .

Beautiful Memories

Code–They
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–May, Right Side–Not
Beautiful Memories

Code–Always
Beautiful Memories

Code–Be
Beautiful Memories

Code–On
Beautiful Memories

Code–Your
Beautiful Memories

Code–Mind
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–Comma, Right Side–But
Beautiful Memories

Code–They
Beautiful Memories

Code–Left Side–Are, Right Side–Forever
Beautiful Memories

Code–In
Beautiful Memories

Code–Your

Beautiful Memories

Code–Heart
Beautiful Memories

Code–.
Beautiful Memories

Back Cover
Beautiful Memories

From Above
Beautiful Memories

Materials–Paper, paste paper, rust, cotton fiber, stainless steel washers.
Scale–2.75″ x 2.25″ x .5″


If millions of people repeat a lie, it does not make it true.

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Text–If millions of people repeat a lie, it does not make it true.

Millions Lie

Millions Lie

Materials–Paper, cotton and hemp fiber, rust.

Hope, Final Moment

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Cover–Hope
Text–Death is always a surprise. Because before the final moment, there is always hope.

Final Moment

Loom knitted cotton I-cord for closure

Final Moment
Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–Death
The pocket holds a piece of paper with title and description.

Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–A (left page), Surprise (right page)

Final Moment

Code–Symbol for a period (left side), Because (right side)

The crystalline speckled paper surface on the right page is from a salt solution.
Final Moment

Code–Is (left side), Always (right side)
Final Moment

Materials–paper, cotton and bamboo fiber, rust

Made most of the rusty paper by cutting a long strip of cream packing paper and binding with 3/4″ safety pins. Applied a solution of white vinegar, peroxide and salt. The paper does become fragile and a challenge to embroider.

The quote is from Mirrored Time (A Time Archivist Novel Book ) by J.D. Faulkner.

I realized how true the quote was as I sat next to my mother’s bed after an ischemic stroke and my sister’s hospital bed post surgery. I knew neither would survive, but a bit of me hoped everyone was wrong. That my family would be whole again.


Lies/Truth

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Cover Code–Lies
Book Code–If we hear enough lies we no longer recognize the truth.

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies
Lies

Materials–Paper, Cotton Fiber, Rust, Twigs.


Men Plant Trees Book–Hope

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The code is the word, Hope.

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Book Binding

Book Binding

Book Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Materials–Roofing felt, linen fiber, watercolor paper, paste paper, PVA, oak leaves, printed text.

Scale
Closed 5.25″ x 6.25″ x .5″
Open 9.75″ x 6.25″