Suitcase is not packed yet , but my travel journal is ready.
I used the fabric I found in Portland to make the cover and then printed the photo of the Duke of Tuscany on a piece of fabric with my inkjet printer so that I could sew it on. It is like I am going to take Cosimo home for a visit. The inside pages are made from old Selvedge Magazine pages. They are such a nice weight and segments of the images will peek through under the photos and ephemera I paste in. This book will probably balloon to twice its size by the time I get through.
I posted this picture of the cover when I made it months ago but never any of the collages inside.
Seeing the pages photographed helps me see how the parts relate to the whole better than when I am working with the pieces. The iPhone is such a great tool for that. Quick and easy, and I can see that the pages need more writing.
That is enough for now, I will show you more later when I have done more writing.
The idea for binding both of these books comes from Mary Ann Moss…her Remains of the Day class and her Full Tilt Boogie class. She has a wonderful blog called Dispatch From LA.
Off to pack that suitcase. My friend Murph says to pack it once and then unpack and leave out half the stuff. That is what I will do, I have always found her to be very wise…