Friday, April 29, 2005

Still learning to blog

It's been a busy couple of weeks and i've had a hard time finding time to write. Many evenings out and many other evenings and days binding books. Bookbinding is a very different space than writing-space - it is calm, rote work - very meditative - and it requires long stretches of concentration. So my writing has backed up. But here's what i've been working on - many thanks to Kim for taking this picture. This books was auctioned off at the Rabble birthday party for $225. Wow! And while i'm at it, here's a few other books i've made over the years:

Well, not quite a book, this advent calendar is fashioned from cigar boxes and covered in handmade papers. I made this for my neices and it's stoof the test of time well. Here's two more views: one; two.

Here's two views of a daybook i make for a dear friend every year: one; two. As with the rabble book, this book is bound using a coptic binding - an ancient technique first developed in Ethiopia - it allows a book to lie open flat and to be bound with a hard cover.

Here's a small accordian book of poems by Nicole Bauberger.

And one of my annual solstice books - also an accordion book (with 26 little accordion books inside: the Vanished Library.

2 comments:

claudia said...

Chris, you are sooo talented. The rabble books look great!!! Thanks so much for hard work!

I hope you are well. See you in a few weeks.

Take good care!

Lady BatChic said...

Hmmm . . . a magical bookbinder! Tell me: where do you keep your eleven elven helpers with their little copper hammers while you are story-telling, writing and blogging?

> > > absolutely beautiful work and craftsmanship, Chris. :: this BatChic is quite spell-bound!