Book Arts

Album-style journal, 4-1/2 x 7/1-4 inches, sewn tapes with French link binding,
details here

Recycled kids' book journal, Coptic & French Link binding,
9-1/4 x 7 inches, details here

Green Machine, 6-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches, shiboried and printed cover fabric,
details here

Sewn-On Tapes Journal, 9 x 5-3/4 inches, details here

Plain & Simple Journal, 10 x 9 inches, details here

Lightning Bolt Journal, 10-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, details here

Recycled Vintage Journal, 7-1/2 x 5 inches, details here

When All The Woods Are Green recycled journal, 7-3/4 x 5-1/4, details here

Album-style journal, 8-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches, November 2014, details here

Coptic stitch binding on vintage book, 7-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches,
November 2014, details here

Bow Tie binding on vintage book, 7 x 9 inches,
September 2014, details here

Creative Days shabby-style daybook art journal, completed August 2014

Postcards From the Edge, accordion book of sunset images,
4-3/4 x 65 inches opened, July 2014 ~ details here

Neutrals Journal, folios 18.5 x 9.25 inch watercolor paper, pages filled
with collages, completed May 2014

Moon Shadows artist book, 18 x 6 inches, multi media, multi techniques,
details here

Leaf Song artist book, 18 x 6 inches, multi media, multi techniques,
details here

Earth Child artist book, 18 x 6 inches, multi media, multi technique,
details here.

Inner Travel Journal, 9-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches, recycled pages, two signatures,
Lightning Bolt binding stitch

Map covered journal, 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, recycled pages,
Diamond X binding stitch

Altered children's reader, 7 x 5-3/4 inches, hand shiboried fabric,
long stitch binding

Summer-Fall 2013 Shabby Journal, 9 x 7 inches, altered book cover,
stitched pages, 5-hole pamphlet stitch

i numeri Italiani, 9 x 4 inches, cardstock pages monoprinted,
Japanese stab binding

Book of Numbers (and your remedies),
3-5/8 x 2-5/8 inches, all papers monoprinted,
concertina book with tabs


Gratitude Journal, 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, pages of recycled paper, drawing paper
and scrapbook paper, Coptic stitch binding

Art Journal, completely covered inside and out with Gelli Plate
prints, pages are offprinted backgrounds, 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Dash & Bars binding stitch

Greeting Card journal, pages are blank greeting cards and envelopes,
2-color Coptic binding, 7.5 x 8.75 inches

Fern altered book, recycled pages, Diamond X binding stitch, 8.5 x 5.5 inches

Altered book with recycled pages, lightning bolt binding stitch
9.5 x 5.5 inches

 
A Dozen Pink Books, all accordion binding, some with hard board
covers, hand printed papers,
sizes range from 1-3/8 x 3-1/8 to 3 x 4 inches

Rainbow Book, 9 x 87 inches, all handmade surface designed fabrics,
accordion binding, color names quilted onto each stripe

Red and White Book, 8.25x5 inches
paste paper covers, screen printed spine fabric
monoprinted end paper, recycled pages
Crossed Snowshoes binding stitch

Long Book, 6.5x11.5 inches
covered with dye-painted linen/rayon fabric
stitched pages, sewn tapes long stitch binding

Shabby Journal, 9x6 inches,
shiboried vintage linen-covered

Italy Travel Journal, 7.5x9.5 inches, wallpaper spine inside and out,
sewn pages (folio length up to 18 inches), Diamond X binding stitch

"Whole Earth Catalog" book, 4.75x5.5 inches
Coptic bound with hand spun hemp thread


Map Book, 5.25 inches square with 7 folded maps inside

Lightning Bolt binding on upholstery-fabric covered existing book
7.25 inches square, stitched recycled pages with fold-outs

Maps of Italy, 4.25 inches square, 5 folded maps of Italy inside

"Neutral" Fabric Book, 9.5x6 inches, discharged linen
and digital images of paper collages printed on muslin
(the inside pages)

Ecodyed Fabric Accordion Book with silk/wool fabric, reversible,
5x6 inches, 34 inches opened, abalone bead embellishment

Ecodyed Fabric Book with silk, raw silk, vintage linen and cotton,
7x10 inches, 3 inches thick, consists of 12 individual mini quilts with hand beading

"You can never conquer the mountain..." accordion book with discharged cotton flannel,
6 inches square, 48 inches long, quote quilted in thread between quilted shibori lines

Standing Zs book covered with hand dyed fabric, 9x6.5 inches, recycled pages

Long Stitch-Sewn Tapes binding, commercial batik fabrics, 11x6.5 inches
recycled pages

Internal Long Stitch-Sewn Tapes binding, discharged linen,
10.75x8 inches, recycled pages

Board Book built from scratch, paste papers, 4x5 inches

Ecodyed Vintage Linen Long Stitch-Sewn Tapes binding, handmade tapes,
6.25 inches square, recycled paper and collages and scrapbook paper pages

Shibori Triple Chain Binding, existing book covered with hand dyed fabric,
10x7.5 inches, recycled pages

Green Chain Stitch Binding, handmade fabric covering spine, 7.5x5.5 inches,
recycled pages

Collage-covered Coptic Stitch book, 4x5 inches, cardstock pages

Tropical Journal, Coptic stitch binding with hand dyed thread, covers
and signature spine edges are digital images of paper collages,
filled with drawing/writing paper

India Book, Long Stitch-Sewn Tapes binding, upholstery fabric covered,
9x5.75 inches, collages, recycled paper and scrapbook paper pages

Chartreuse Triple Chain Stitch book, upholstery fabric covered, 9x6.25 inches,
recycled pages

Black & White X-Stitch book, fabric covered, 7x5 inches, alternating
black and white cardstock pages.  Being used for zentangles.

Long Stitch Journal with beads, watercolor cover, 6.5x4.5 inches
white paper pages

Double Pamphlet Stitch book, watercolor cover, 6x6 inches, white pages

Rusted Pamphlet, rusted watercolor paper, 6 inches square, watercolor
paper pages

Multi Pamphlet Book, 4 signatures individually pamphlet stitched,
watercolor covered, 6x4 inches, white pages

14 comments:

ileneharris said...

So exciting to see your "explosion" into the world of Book Arts!

Emma said...

fabulous, specially the stitched Eucalyptus. Love the mix of earth & brights ;)

Karen Harvey Cox said...

These are gorgeous. I love your designs.

Terrie said...

Each of your work is truly art of piece. Inspiring ! Can't resist to touch it and look more.

Itaya Art said...

Your books are all so lovely! Gave me a few ideas of ways to use Gelli Prints. :)

Roberta said...

I love all your books! So inspiring.

Carlene Taylor Simmons said...

Gorgeous books!

ginigin said...

I finally found your card! I love your books, they are incredible! I'm working on your letter but may not finish till the weekend. I am going to look for that tape site and will email if I can find it. I may have to go to big computer to find where I saved it. Just on tablet tonight. Gini

tgarrett said...

I love your books Connie- i love book arts- I use to teach a mixed media book making class at the university. it was a favorite of mine to teach. Minneapolis has a wonderful place: The Minnesota Center for Book Arts- I use to have stuff in their beautiful shop- I taught there in the past.

Charlton Stitcher said...

These too are so beautiful. I'm so glad I found the time to browse your fascinating blog.

ingridp said...

Oh you are productive. You seem to be the same kind of multi-creative person as I feel like. Trying everthing out. I do love all of your books and I can see we have been enjoying the same on-lineclass.
Will spend time on your blog

Living to work - working to live said...

I am beginning to fall head over heels in love with hand made books and book arts! Yours are lovely and the various bindings are fascinating.

Jan said...

I have enjoyed looking at your blog and now your book arts. Nice work! Lovely and very wabi sabi. What do you do with them?

Dortesjs said...

waue I do adore your books Your so art`y and I do enjoy following you