Sometimes the photographs we take of the 'thing' we make are far more interesting than the actual book or object. That is the case here. I love some of the photographs but the little books was one made whilst away as a 'must do' rather than I wish to make a book about this or for this.
The small yellow etchings are cut down from an etching I printed for part of the series I worked on called 'the art of language'. I was experimenting with colour, which I very rarely do. The beautiful marbled paper was bought in New Zealand and I have been waiting to use it in some manner. The main reason I made this book was that I had just finished a large project designing and making a wedding album/artists' book and had sewn it with this single section coptic binding. It had been ages since I had sewn a book this way - especially using ten needles, and half the way through I realised that I was not going to have enough thread to finish the binding. Frustrating. For those who know this binding, you will remember that there is nowhere to add in any thread. Not so with this smaller version where I made absolutely sure I had enough thread and I was only using five needles with a small book so it was not nearly as complicated.