Tuesday, March 7, 2017

book sTructures

Book structures from a class I attended
during February and March, taught by
Debra Bachelder at the Marion Public 
Library. We learned how to make

some very cool folded book structures!
The class was free (I think funded by the
Ohio Arts Council) and all supplies provided.
I did take some of my own pre-painted
papers for the insides and decoration of
the books, as you can see above.

The red book reads "color heals."
That's absolutely the way I feel
in the midst of winter. I need some
color to help counteract the 
lack of sunshine!

Debra provided plenty of 
gorgeous papers, and class members
also shared some of their resources.

I am not sure I can recreate this book
outside of class, but I really like the tabs
that swing out and reveal whatever art
or words have been added.

The 'House Book' was made from a 
house-shaped template with a tab on one
side, and pages were adhered together.
I used photos of winter trees and snow
for the covers, a couple of my twisted tree
drawings, and quotes about winter.
Pleased with the way it turned out.

There were other structures which I don't
have a photo of, but they are currently at 
the library for an Open House. I will try to
share them later.

Linking up for T Day, when I join
Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog hop.
We visit each other, share a beverage, 
and an assortment of art and photos,
maybe even some treats or a recipe.
Stop by for a chat...

I've been faithfully journaling in my 
Hobonichi Techo every day, and enjoying
adding some drawings that are

Coffee, tea, and journaling...

Is it Spring yet?!


  1. Wow.. super folded books and pages Dianne! Happy T-Day!

  2. Your books are really fantastic, they are really something different with the extravagant folds and flaps. Great to get a course like that for free. Your journal pages are beautiful, as always. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Your books are fabulous, and I want to make all of them!! LOL!
    Yes! colors make me happy!!
    Spring is coming soon, I hope.
    Happy T-day....love that little duck!

  4. wonderfully shaped books, very unique looking! love the bold Colors, just right for the time when we Need Colors back!
    happy t-day!!

  5. What an amazing class! And FREE, too. I love the art you included in these books, because it made them so personal. Although the flip type book is not like ones I've made, I have two I made in the past. I'll see if I can find a link to show how I made them. I especially like the house book.

    Your journal, as always puts mine to shame. I always love seeing it and enlarging the pages to read the minutia.

    Thanks for sharing these books and your coffee and journaling with us for T this Tuesday.

  6. oh what colorful and fabulous looking books Dianne! You have done a super job! and all free-wow-that's quite unheard of these days. I have several bookmaking books and used to teach a few classes on making them.It's been quite awhile though. And of course your planner pages are a delight to see. Darling little duck. Happy T day!

  7. Your folded book structures are amazing! They are so colourful and really do bring cheer to a winter's day :-). What a great class, your winter book is beautiful! I think spring will soon be here and I'm loving your little duck. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  8. What a fascinating project. Looks like a lot of fun, though I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around the making of it. I'd definitely need a model and step-by-step instructions lol

    Happy T Tuesday

  9. What a generous and wonderful series of classes. Your books look marvelous Dianne! The house shaped book with your trees speaks to me especially. Hope we get to see more.
    I too am ready for more spring color. Not having any real snowfall this winter made the brown of winter seem to go on and on.
    Wishing you a Happy T Day oxo

  10. Wow what super folded book structures, it must have been a great class to take part in as well as being fun.
    Your journal pages as always are fantastic.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  11. Your books are amazing Dianne. Its great you found a free class that was so fantastic. I'd love to do that class. And I keep wondering if its spring yet also. Hope it was a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  12. Beautiful books and luscious papers. Looks like it was a fund class. As always, I enjoy looking at your journal drawings. The little ducky is so cute. Happy T Day

  13. How clever are those books???!! Sounds like a wonderful class Dianne! And your journals are always amazing! Please excuse the late visit this week... We have been working on the craftroom all day... Paint is on the walls!!! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  14. Happy T Day--a bit late sorry.

    The class work looks terrific and it is clear that you enjoyed it

    Love Chrissie xx

  15. Wow! Those folded books look complicated! Turned out gorgeous, though. Always love how you do your hobonichi. :)

  16. What fabulous book constructions and what an amazing opportunity. That must have a been a fun course. As always, I'm delighted with your journal pages. The duck is just adorable :D

    Happy T-day, Dianne! Hugs, Eileen

  17. Good morning and Happy T day but on a thursday lol just now getting to the computer this morning.
    Love your projects-looks like allot of fun to make

  18. What a great workshop that must have been! The little books look fabulous! Your journalling, once again is the star of the post!! Chrisx Oh! and belated Happy T Day - we have been out a lot!!


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