Saturday, January 16, 2021
They Dance in the Air
This edge sewn book of haiku and the accompanying wrap
-around case were made in celebration of my father's 80th birthday. The pages are rendered in ink, transparent watercolor and gouache.
The text is haiku by Basho, Buson, Chiyo, Issa, Kikaku, Onitsura, Sampu, Shiki, Sokan and Soseki. Several of the opening pages are shown below.
Instructions for making the book and wrap-around case can be found in Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding & Building Step-by-Step.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
In celebration of the New Year I will be posting several works from the past—handmade books and cases. Instructions for making these can be found in my book Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding and Building Step-by-Step.
Below are several pages from an edge sewn book, In Celebration: Our 50th Anniversary. The book created for my parents and used in their Anniversary Mass. The calligraphy and illustrations are in transparent watercolor, gouache and gold leaf.