Silk thread on muslin, 4 1/2″ x 9″, letterforms are about 2″ high, first pencilled in, then worked with a wrapped backstitch. This is just a very uncomplicated practice piece centered around the idea of cloth pages and cloth books. 109 more words
Handmade flax papers dipped in indigo dye, select pages shown. The resist lettering was done with a ruling pen and WN masking fluid. The book was bound with linen thread which I also dipped into the indigo vat. 43 more words
I’m still working on the Jewelweed Book. A circular symbol emerged in these latest paintings, most certainly influenced by Sunday’s lunar eclipse. I’d jotted something about it in my diary, calling it the Jewelweed Moon.
In my efforts to decide upon a script for the Jewelweed Book, I made a few discoveries and inadvertently began another artist book. I was trying to develop a fluent broad-edged minuscule hand that would still be fluent when written in masking fluid. 301 more words