I don't usually name my creations but if I were to name this one it would be "Frothy"
that's all I can think of when I look at this little book, from the torn paper pages to the rough-edge plaster pages
from the knotted heart to the lace edging,
it's pure froth
this book is the culmination of the many courses I've taken, both book-binding and otherwise....
from Carolle who taught the very proper way of doing most everything that had anything to do with making fine books
to Stephanie who taught plaster pages and button strings
to Carole who had us painting watercolour paper and tearing it (no scissors allowed!)
to MaryAnn who showed me that there is no need to make the signature papers the same size
and who introduced the idea of combining all types of papers
and countless others who inspired me through their art that had nothing to do with books
the beautiful heart-shaped bead in the centre spine was the indirect result of my jewelery class with Carolyn
the fabric knot idea came to me during one of Christy's classes when I saw her crumpling book paper
and next will be all the painting, writing and drawing on the inside....
I have learned so much from all the courses I have taken over the years and the most amazing thing about them is how they have inspired me in ways other than the subject at hand
how cool is that!?!