Reading Circles Early memories of sitting crossed-legged in reading circles, teachers reading picture books full of wonder to young children captivated by adventure. Just as our imaginations overflowed, the words have spilled out of this book too. Circles of enchantment, memories sewn together in haphazard ways, stream of consciousness and delight. Book, paper, cigar box, thread, waxed linen thread, beads. 14"x52"x6". 2015.
A sampling of my mixed media journals and handmade books. Various sizes. 2014-2019.
A Walk in the Park, An Explosion Book My first attempt at this book construction. While I did not think it would be a walk in the park, I decided that's what I would name it. Card stock, book paper, other papers, beads. 5"x5"x5". 2020
Between the Stars and Me, An Explosion Book My second attempt at making an explosion book. The images are not as clear, maybe because some of the papers are shiny and don't photograph as well. The title has something to do with all the spirits or saints who are between the stars and me. They move closer and further away as they want. Card stock, book paper, other papers, beads. 5"x5"x5". 2020
Unreadable Pages from books, collage papers, found metal object, beads, thread. 15"x19". 2016
Happy Birthday Greetings A little handmade book to send to a friend on an important birthday....sent with love. Paper, ribbon glue. 2"x4". 2020
Hope and Unity I finished this book in the fall of 2020 when our world was in chaos. The spiral's symbolic power is in its evocation of an archetypal path of growth, transformation and psychological or spiritual journey. Just what we need. On the back side of each page is a collage of a heart. Love. Watercolor and other art papers, book board, found objects. 6"x6". 2020