The batch of art journals telling stories....... First from the hands of the creator ....... then to the hands of the owners ......
I can tell the stories of being artisan of the art books. If I was asked what I'm most passionate about lately. Thought the answer is the art journals making. From wool felt, nuno felt, eco dye, botanical imprints, paper prints, ceramic making to book binding..... In a nutshell a book tells all what I'm doing.
每一本手作美術小本訴說一段故事，可以是旅人日誌， 可以是生活小記，從開始製作已概括我近來醉心的興趣 - 天然植物印染、羊毛氈手工、陶瓷....以至小本釘裝，正正是我的一段創作歷程開端。
I must say two persons, Ruta and James are the ones inspired my making of the art journals. Few years ago Ruta, a blogger from Lithuania was so kind to send me a beautiful wool felt covered notebook. From then on I felt in love of wool felted book covers. Then I stumbled into a blog Dip and Stains of paper prints. Jim Dennisons' wealth of botanic knowledge and his paper prints are wonderful. He's so kind to share his knowledge.
From making one book to two.......
then a few more........
I walked through my journey of making. My previous post mentioned it.
I used some swatches of my eco prints for the cover.
Papers are discarded file index from my nice friend. My previous post of paper prints here.
Most leaves were from my area and a few from friends. The big castor oil is a good keepsake for myself from Israel last year.
This is the beach near my studio. I like to take shots listening to the rhythm of wave.......
......at times with the flapping sound
Cover of swatch I printed with two species of euc and mandarin leaves .
Purple from logwood dye
Each book with 7-8 signatures, each with a set of paper prints and other blank pages for writing.
Set of five
Complete set enclosed with my handmade ceramic button.
One of the pages with Hibiscus, that's the tree the book rests on.
A leaf after pigment given on the paper still on the front page, tied by a Teeswater fleece dyed in Irit's class in California.
Prints with iron mordant thus have outlines and shades
These are castor oil leaves on cotton from Israel. Very bold prints with iron.
This page with printed fabric and dried euc as well the onion dyed fleece
Nuno felted cover of textural surface with dyed chiffon
Oak leaf from the US
Swatches with euc silver dollar, red is good to show off
The dried Hibiscus gives bold prints, much better than green ones.
I enjoy my journey of making and adore own creation
Each of unique and touch of love. Though I do not want to part with either, they're going to be a giveaway on special occasions.