Having my morning coffee and linking up
for Elizabeth's T Tuesday blog hop. Today
I am showing a few books that I made
in a Book Structures class taken
from Debra Bachelder at the Marion (Ohio)
Public Library. The class was funded by the
Ohio Arts Council. Above, some of the
books we made during the seven week class.
A Tunnel Book. (many art book structures have
more than one technique that can be used
to construct them) My subject inspiration
was a Georgia O'Keeffe landscape.
Each 'page' added another layer to the scene.
The view from above shows the construction.
Each page was adhered to an accordion
binding on the sides. Planning the layers of
images and the order in which they were to be
viewed was an important part of making it
work. Some thumbnail sketches
helped with the planning.
An accordion book, with single pamphlets
stitched into the 'valley folds' of the pages.
"Two Sewn as One" booklet, which uses
the pamphlet stitch for the binding. The collage
on the cover is from paper scraps and doodles.
A rather dark photo, attempting to show
that beads were inserted between the
two sections of pamphlet stitch. The beads
give the binding some flexibility, and also
look attractive. Waxed linen threads were
used for stitched structures.
Decorative papers within the book covered
each pamphlet. (Debra provided absolutely
gorgeous papers for the class!) You can
see here that a small folded section
of the outside cover is folded in
to separate the two pamphlet sections.
I have more books to share from this class,
but plan to show them next week. I am
particularly pleased with how the Flag Book
I can't complete a blog post without sharing
some drawings from my Hobonichi Techo journal.
The Sea Creatures theme for the month of
June has been quite a challenge, in
more ways than one!
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A Leafy Sea Dragon is one of the many
sea creatures that I learned about.
Sea Otters are so adorable. They collect
mollusks and use their tummies as a 'table' on
which to crack open 'lunch' with a rock!
Who knew that slugs could be so pretty!?
And so different in shape and color.
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