Laughing Dog Arts

Friday, May 25, 2018

Making books

Since the nice weather has arrived I've switched from making quilts to making books.  Today I shall show you some of them.  Please do remember that you can click on the picture to see it larger.

 This little accordion book measures about 4 inches square.

 I decorated it mostly using some of Jane Davenport's collage napkins that I purchased at
 I also did a little acrylic painting in places.
Finally I put a spine on it using some scrim and added a few beads, sea shells and fibers. 
The second little book, constructed in the same fashion, turned out quite differently.

This one I used mainly images from some old Heron Dance booklets I bought.  Hated cutting them up but I do love all the little paintings and this is a fun way to recycle them.

Next I made a couple of tiny accordion books.

I already gave them away, I think they were about 2 inches square.
There are more but this is enough for today.  Don't want to overwhelm you with photos.  Since I only have half a dozen at most followers any more, this blog is mostly a record for myself.  I guess people don't read blogs any more.  I didn't like posting on Facebook, it felt too impersonal and I've been reading things about Facebook that I don't like.  So I'm back to blogging.  Thanks for sticking around.


Tanya said...

I’m reading you! Your books are full of thought and beauty!

Patty said...

I also love this blog, please keep 'reporting'. Today you've reminded
me how much I love making books. Table is already cleared and ready.

Nancy said...

Oh, how I love books- and these are wonderful. I didn't know there were Jane D napkins available. I like them! Keep showing your books. I'm with you- my blog serves as a record and I like to write/document there rather than in a journal. Funny- I make books, too, but don't write in many of them.

Corrine at said...

Wonderful feather embellishments for the heron book. Clever binding formats. Haven't made books in a while, so many projects on the list but a good activity. 85 here today and quite humid, hard to breathe with all the masses of pollen outside and the air is still, yuck. This would be a good activity to pursue. Thanks for the inspiration. xox

Robbie said...

Jan, these are wonderful!!!! So 'happy' and exciting to look at!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I think the tiny accordion book is my favorite. So cute to look at and get lost in thought.
xx, Carol