1. Untitled, 2. City of Light (907), 3. Gorgons Head, 2003, 4. Twist and Shout, 2007-, 5. Royal Purple journal, 6. book 910 – 5, 7. Buggery: Beetles on books, 8. Sailing the night ocean, 9. postcards from the archipelago : sea monster attacks black ship…, 10. Untitled, 11. Cup o’ Lovin’, 12. Pterynotus bednalli miniature book(1 inch x 1 inch), 13. Miniature book (Simplified Codex), 14. the finished book…, 15. NON-PAREIL I, 2003, 16. “Gladiolus Rag” (Book 885), 17. Fauve Sunset, 18. Spider Lily (detail of embroidery), 19. Langstich und kettenstich, 20. Recent journals 1, 21. SCALLOP Amulet Book, 2004, 22. Closeup of a recent journal I made, 23. Only the Pure of Heart…, 24. Sorceress of Serendip, 25. 891, 26. Crazy Circus Chair, 27. heart shaped doily doodle…, 28. Lagooned in Gold, 29. Pilar’s Journal, 30. 895, 31. headbands, 32. Moroccan Diamonds, 33. caramel (no.906), 34. puff (no. 908), 35. Relax: Robyn’s Journal, 36. 904 : : Pink hippies
I feel pretty lousy for neglecting bookbinding. Well, that’s not the only activity I pretty much dropped when I became obsessed with learning to paint…I haven’t embroidered anything for ages, either! I’ve got to find a balance between this new painting bug, and everything else.
In an attempt to rekindle my bookbinding flame I was looking at my Flickr bookbinding set this evening. Seeing all these very different journal and book covers—particularly the old ones that I’d forgotten about—made me happy and sad. Most of these books are with other people, now, and it’s a bit like looking at a photo album of children who grew up and moved away. On impulse I made a mosaic of a few of them—fd’s flickr toys only allows 36 thumbnails so I’ve had to choose from among so many journals, and probably chose older ones simply because I haven’t seen them in so long, it’s like they’re new to me again.
I’ve got one day left to stay home and do something creative…what do you think I should work on: embroidery? Bookbinding? 🙂