I made the cover out of a double layer of imported handmade paper. Each signature is a layer of 2 pages that I wet down and let dry to create a crinkle texture. The next layer is a page of black cardstock. The final layer is the page with the drawing. The edges are tattered and I distressed the edges with scissors. All the signatures are sewn into place.
August 31, 2015
My latest art book, "The Walk". When my son was in elementary school (7 years ago), he had a habit of drawing on his work papers instead of completing them. I saw this skeleton on the back of one of his papers that he brought home. I loved it. I copied it and used it in a couple of other art pieces. Then I thought of the story of the skeleton going for a walk. There aren't any words, the pictures tell the story. He starts out on a walk through the woods, only to have two birds pick him up and carry him away. They release him deep into the woods, only to return with 2 more birds... I think we all can relate in one way or another. What we set out to do sometimes is not what ends up happening.