Posted on | April 4, 2008 | No Comments
I often have trouble making time for art & crafting projects, which is why I love my little sewn books. They are like little appetizers. So easy to play and experiment; just dip into the paper stash and go. No shopping required. No excuses. Just enough structure to let you get started without having to think your way out of having time to make something.
Some people keep their memories in journals and scrapbooks, but in my case they sometimes turn into journals and scrapbooks. A lot of my printing and collage experiments end up being returned to the stash to be incorporated into other projects, where they might come together with another scrap from another project from another time. These particular books use some of the materials from our wedding invitations — the linen book cord and the lokta paper.
I like the idea of storing the memories in the vessels themselves. It reminds me (obliquely, but it does) of that Steven Wright joke, where he says “I have an extensive collection of seashells, which I keep scattered on the beaches of the world.”
“Maybe you’ve seen it.”