First pictures are Number 16 – ‘Le Thread’.
The second set of pictures is similar book of ‘papers’ I made when I was at papermakers. I made it out of the scraps of things that went wrong. Wrong they may have been in the first place but they are a treasure in my little book. As you can see it lives in its own little box house. I thought of it when I started making Le Thread. Thought you might enjoy that little book as well.
I had such fun doing Le Thread. I do think the folded piece gave me the heads up straight away, it already looked ‘bookish’. Technically…Aaaarrgh! if I don’t learn to leave things alone when I think a piece is finished I will chop off my fingers…well…not really. I do frustrate myself though. I had finished everything then decided that the black pen I used for ‘thread’s journey’ just didn’t seem right so I picked up a purple gel pen, well. it didn’t take too well on some of the papers then it smudged. That is a part of ‘process creating’ I guess, trial and error, that was an error. Apart from that it was an easy one and enjoyable, I like ‘thread’ having his journey and glad he got to bed to rest.
- 1 x tag
- 1 x paste paper, looks like a leaf
- 1 x triangle shape wood
- 1 x beautiful piece of scrunched soft pulp paper
- 1 x Indian handmade paper, looks like leather
- 1 x piece of muslin material which is beige not blue as in photo
- 1 x another type of indian paper dark brown
- 1 x the dregs of a pulp paper all stiff and curly
- 1 x watercolour paper washed with orange
- 1 x Paste paper, nice and blotchy
- and last but not at all least a head of a little cat which broke from a magnet and of course I couldn’t throw it away.
That is a lot of things. Cat will have to be a feature I guess, as cats are. who knows.
Talking of cats, I was looking through a kids book of projects to do with my Grandchildren and came across this article about ‘What to do with Photos’. I thought it would be a fun thing to do at some stage.
Yes, I have finally finished, sorry, I do get all excited about everything in life. May all your days be long and fruitful