'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Monday 29 June 2009

It’s finished

probably. There are a couple of things I want to tweak, but they are trivial and it could go to college tomorrow as it is.


So today’s photo[s] are of the book.

As usual, I can’t persuade my camera to show the colour accurately – it is actually matte gold with dribbles of sprayed bronze and gold paint.

I changed my mind about the binding and used sequin waste as a spine. The end result is a bit sloppy – I could fix it by rebinding the signatures closer together but to do that I would have to punch new holes in them and I don’t want to do that. [The actual sewing didn’t take very long but adding the beads did.]











Edited highlights – paper and fabric samples from the monoprinting, markmaking with ink, and sort-of-batik sessions. The pop up allowed me to insert samples which were too wide to go in any other way. The grommets and ribbons are because the pages were a bit boring before. [Beads for the same reason – well, that’s my excuse.]










More batik, on hand made paper, transfer printing and monoprinting, some with added stitch, and cut paper to use up a nice sample while disguising the fact that it wasn’t a very good sample.

I do seem to have a liking for things which might almost be landscapes.

Of course if you like neat, well bound books you’ll probably hate this. I like both – I'm just better at making messy ones …


Karen Eade said...

This is great - I really like it. The idea of using sequin waste as a spine is inspired. Please would you say on your blog - or e-mail me direct, my address is on my blog - what "signatures" are? I'm sorry to be thick but I don't know and googling it produces some exceedingly weird results!

Julie said...

Beautiful book Celia, lovely work.

Lesley said...

Celia,Fabulous book! what course are you doing at college?