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New book

Lost half socks

This is the front cover of my book that I have finished this week.  It is has been a long time getting it all together and sewing up and then binding the book too. The poem inside the book, was written about 2006, and a mock up of the drawings were done then too and it sat about like that till the beginning of October.

Suddenly desire to finish it took over then to do the drawings and illustrate it fully and bind it into a book too. Thought I would finish it that day well right…… weeks later, three almost! The illustrations did not stay as they had been originally and took on a whole new meaning, sort of sock controlled and many been changed and more have been put in.

My first drawing in the book which I drew when working for Breitling watches, is still there too. New characters arried from the verse, old ones changed their look in my mind and up popped a Black Bad Sock drawing too. Every sock I have ever had came out in this book I think and it has been a great journe; I have learnt many great lessons for the next one.  Did I say that? Next one? oh dear, I think I did.

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Finished books

Handmade books

The first, of this series of books is not covered inside.  The cover is a painting that I did which continues from the front cover to the back to make a complete piece.  Inside is raw card. The pages are of different colors all in artists watercolor paper.

FRONT COVER BACK COVER

Black Book

A little Black Book, complete with black paper, so use a white, gold or silver pen. Decorative work is sewn with thread on the front and back covers.

 

OUT SIDE AND SPIN 20131014_222643 20131014_223807 OUT SIDE AND SPINE

The following books are all original paintings in watercolors. After the black I decided to have some color and touched it also with a ribbon to tie it closed.

Yellow Ribbons

FRONT   Untitled-2

A tiny lady sits on the front of this one with colored pages. Back and front views.

Red Umbrella.

FRONT COVER BACK COVER WITH DOLL

This one has colored pages and is bound with yellow thread.

The Color of Sun

THE SPINE INSIDE PAGES AND BOTH INSIDE COVERS

Shooting Star

Still in watercolors is Shooting Star with over-sewing on the decorative spin.

Front cover 3 Inside front coverBinding 

Riverside

A more decorative spin in white contrasts to the colored pages in Riverside.

COVERS THE SPINE

Deep Horizon

Deep Horizon is a wash of watercolors, with a contrast of white pages.  Both the front and back pages inside and out are the same, as far as the paint allows.

FRONT COVER INSIDE BACK COVER AND PAGES