Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Artist's Book: Seed Ideas
The idea for this book grew (no pun intended) out of the news about
Norway's Seed Bank. I wanted to create my own Idea Creative Bank Book. I've used real seeds, chiffon, paper envelopes cut to the shape of a seed envelope, grommets, green wool, watercolor, marker, embroidery and stamps. Craig agreed this was the best way to present the book. I'm thinking that an even better way to present the book would be to mount it in a glassless frame. What do you think?
We have about 2 weeks to create these little books and more than half the time, I'm thinking of ideas!
Gesa was asking if I had any PDF's for my class that related to the structures, but my teacher is working with only a few hand outs and mostly demonstrates our books step by step. But I have found a book that almost duplicates the first half of our class, in terms of book structures. It's The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books by Gabrielle Fox. This author describes many of the small tips that our teacher covered in class and has especially clear instructions.