Monday, July 02, 2007

First book


My first book I now realise is an artist's journal and a healing journal. I made it while I was in hospital in the art room. I painted and collaged various pages torn from magazines and then sewed them together with string and grasses. I made it 4 years ago and only rediscovered it this year when I read about artist's journals and healing journals. I still have a great affection for the little book and it has lots of memories.
As a few people in the Everydaymatters yahoo group also mention bookmaking I thought I would post this photo. I'll post another one next week of a healing journal I made when my cat died.
There is nothing like doing something for the first time. I'm loving my new adventures into book making. As a librarian books are a passion for me.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

9 comments:

Kristin Saegaert said...

Beautiful book - looks very natural and full of life! Would love to see more!

alteredtome said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely book.

Chris

Arty Velarde said...

Susan, that is a cool book. I look forward to seeing your cat one too.
Lydia

Teri C said...

It looks like a fabulous book Susan but the meaningfulness of it is even better. Just great!

Brenda Y said...

Wow, Susan, what a wonderful book. I think making this book 4 years ago was your first step in your journey for art, little did you know then where you would be today in your art!!!

Nancy said...

I love the sticks/strings/ stuff at the spine - it looks wonderful - but does it open easily? I want to try something like this, but I've been afraid it wouldn't work... so now I will! Thanks for the inspiration.

Serena said...

A wonderful book, Susan! I love the embellishments.

phthaloblu said...

It looks like a beautiful book, Susan. I'd love to see the one you did when your kitty died.

rhonda said...

I should have been a librarian as well. I also love books and journals.