Boy I sure do.
I had this book project, one that I just adored, just sitting there, waiting to be finished.
I guess it was last year
(wow, where does time go?!)
that I traveled to Alabama
to take a workshop (or two) from DJ Pettitt.
A book making/painting class.
I also took one with DJ and Deryn Mentock but
today I'm just talking about the book making class.
I started it in class but put it down when I got home.
I wasn't even going to finish it...
because the painting on the front was from a sketch that DJ had done.
I wanted the entire book to be "mine"...my artwork.
And , in my own defense, it is my painting but...
you know what I mean...
I later changed my mind.
I realized that I had put a lot of effort, time and money into the cover.
(this long story is getting longer, isn't it?)
I'll stop there and just show you the book,
how about that?
you can sew on it, paint on it...
wonderfully soft and flexible too.
All those beautiful carved beads on the spine...along with a vintage doily that my grandmother made (and I dyed!).
Lots of textured pages...
with lace, old linens and my grandmothers fabric left overs.
A little bit of reverse applique as well...
One more WIP off my worktable (and my list).