Saturday, April 9, 2011

handmade book

One of my current photographic aspirations is to learn how to print out my work and share it with others.  I want to get my images on paper, and present them in a creative, crafty, handmade way that folks might enjoy them. 

The stars are aligning for a certain project of mine to become a handmade book!  I love books.  Daughter and I became fascinated with how they are made last summer, and we learned how to make our own.

So this project will be made into a handmade book.  It even has a recipient in mind- a friend/colleague  who holds personal significance to the subject matter.  There is even an occasion to give this person this book, as an expression of my gratitude and well-wishes.  (I must be vague to keep it a secret, you see)

I cleared some space in my head this morning, by lounging in the papasan, and gazing out the window, coffee in hand.  Now I have a plan on how it will be constructed.  More on that later.

Above, there is a photo of all the thumbnails of images I have selected for this book.  Below is a short video featuring some of them, as a representation of this photographic project, called Seasons of the Bloom.

Now it's off to the library to find that bookbinding book that teaches the binding technique I am looking for..... (-:


  1. Your book is going to be beautiful - what a special gift! I'll look forward to hearing about how it goes.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, J! (-:

  3. Very good vedeo.......... brovo!!!!!
    Love Rosiepica