Monday, April 9, 2007

Turquoise


I've decided to play along with Julie's daily color post this week. Today is turquoise.

Above is a handmade book I made last year for a co-worker to give to her daughter. The book itself contains letters of encouragement from her friends and family on becoming a woman, presented to her upon her first menses. Personally, I was overwhelmed at the amount of love contained within its covers and felt it was an appropriate gift for any young woman... a place to visit when life's bumps come along. Although her mother was uncertain about how her teenager would respond to such a gift, she reported back that it was well received and even shared with a few close friends.

I really enjoy making books. Although confidence is not my strong suit in most of my artistic endeavors, it's not lacking in making books. All that measuring and precision cutting is right up my alley. My xacto knife is my friend. I'm really looking forward to the Doris Arndt's class I'm taking at Art & Soul in May. I just couldn't resist the beautiful book pictured with the class description.

If you'd like to explore the process yourself, I'd start with a couple of books... Cover to Cover and Making Books by Hand. The material in Making Books by Hand is included in a larger book, Making Memory Books and Journal by Hand and I'd recommend this larger book for all the additional material included.

Look for something Green tomorrow...

3 comments:

Di said...

The book is beautiful and the sentiments it contained something I am sure that the daughter will treasure forever. Till green day...

Katina said...

I took a class from Doris last year in Dallas and it was great. Enjoy!!

julie said...

Lovely book Angie and a lovely story to go with it!
Thanks for joining in!