Good day, the girls and I are still playing with ways to express our thoughts and feelings through art. I had written about painting on muslin, well another book I purchased was The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir. I was attracted to this book because she breaks down each chapter into different elements; wood, paper, plastic, fabric and metal. I like the idea of using elements outside or in our recycling bin, to create with. Our books are not exactly like Tammy's but she inspired us.
We found bark leftover from splitting wood last summer. Let it dry (It took almost two weeks to dry) and drilled three holes, on the side of each piece. Using thin copper wire, we wired the books together. Chloe choose to make her book stay open. It has a special message in the glass vile, only she knows.
My book has a simple line from a poem I wrote. An old, worn spoon I found on the beach and some pink glass beads, are wired into the spine.
Auberne` made the most elaborate book (click on picture to enlarge). A fairy field guide, with fairy wings and pixy dust filled bottle. We really found The Elemental Journal inspiring and have several more projects we want to do. Well done Tammy and thank you for the inspiration xoxo