This is what I say about my books ~ "My interest in book
arts is focused largely on creating journals from recycled materials. I
make "art" journals, as distinct from writing journals—that
is, books with pages that might be painted or collaged on in addition to
some narrative text. My journals aren't "about" anything in particular,
but exist to be filled in some creative way, thereby becoming something
special as each one is used.
I fill the journal with
pages made from recycled book and (heavyweight) magazine pages, journal
and accounting paper, sheet music, wallpaper, my own hand printed papers,
scrapbook paper, drawing paper, old envelopes—anything that can
withstand being folded and bound. I often cover books with hand painted or
printed papers, hand dyed fabrics, or recycled upholstery samples. I use
different methods of binding each journal using one of a variety of
hand bookbinding stitches."
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