Books and Other Stuff

mostly about making books - blank and otherwise - reading books and keeping a reading diary

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New Reading Journal





This is the new book I made for my Reading Journal. The other one was full



It's a double pamphlet of 90# rough watercolor, 12 pages - not easy to write on because the texture is so pebbly. It's most excellent for colored pencil and ok for watercolor if kept not too juicy

The leaves on the cover were kept in the freezer over the winter and then rehydrated briefly before adhering to the cover ... my oh my, I do so love gingko leaves. There is only one street in our town where they can be found ... the trees grow tall ... so tall that the leaves can't be reached, so we wait until early fall when they drop to the ground.




4 Comments:

Blogger Nan - said...

I am shaking my head in wonder at your creativity and beautiful work.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm fascinated that you kept the leaves in the fridge and then rehydrated them - they look great. Did you do anything to protect them as they dry out? I love ginko leaves too. I 'm enjoying your blog. Happy New Year from Australia, Carol

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Shirley said...

I just looked at all of your bound books. WOW! They are just wonderful. I look forward to moving beyond my case-bound books some, although they really do lay flat for drawing and painting.

4:47 PM  
Blogger PNH said...

Love your books, have been making my own also and have found it really rewarding.

7:56 PM  

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