Pocket Journal

The first of many to come!  This is approximately 5.5 x 5.0.  Small.  I'm not accustomed to working so tiny, but this is fun.  The covers are painted and stenciled canvas, hand painted sticks were used for the spine and side closure with elastic.  Sari ribbons for embellishment.  The credit goes to Rae Massigiman who created this great online class.  I'm a fan.  My next pieces will have the same flavor, but a bit larger in size.  Perhaps serve as a small "watercolor journal" with watercolor paper, arches text wove and other mixed media papers to create on.

bookbinding play

My dear friend Drora came to visit me not long ago for our four day annual art retreat here at my home.  Drora was fortunate enough to study with master bookbinder Tim Ely at FOBA in Oregon a few years ago.  We made these little gems. 

Tim Ely Books

It is a nifty structure, unlike any other book I've bound.  The process is addicting!  There are more steps in the process than I'm used to, so creating multiples was good practice and experience.