‘ Sunflower Pollen ‘ Beautiful sunflower with pollen on the leaves shot in a friend’s garden by Bob Bauer.. Today I’ve decided to post my LOGO image. It’s one I love obviously. My best sunflower pic by far.
A friend was kind enough to model a floral crown and antler design I created for a fashion event in Barcelona. (She also allowed me to drape and sew her into a quick dress, wade through mud, and overall was lovely as I took photographs.)
If I can find the energy, I hope to be able to sell the antler design in the near future in natural, black, and gold.
The Book of Beginnings is a medium sized journal with robust
structure and archaic atmosphere. A unique item born from hundreds of
hours of care and attention to structure and detail. Made with reverence
to the strength of medieval bindings and their laden with symbolism
aesthetic. The book has a purpose to achieve three things: comfort of
writing, structure to last centuries and to ensure it’s owner is filled
of pride and confidence of his or her writing companion.
The front cover is decorated with a central single-line rhombus with
floral and geometric tooling inside. Surrounding it is a chaotic
pattern of thin branches and leaves, weaved around four Abraxas
medalions. All this neatly guarded by a triple-line rectangular border.
The back cover is guarded with the same border as the front cover with
similar floral patterns and the binder’s maker mark. The book back is
decorated with floral designs and poppy heads, symmetrically aligned.
The The inner covers are decorated with gold.
This book is size A5, 15.5x22 cm (6x8.7 inches) sewn on 5 hemp cords,
which are attached to the boards made from two layers of mill board to
prevent bending and for extra protection. The binding is in brown goat
leather. It has 448 pages blank, unlined, smooth cream colored
Clairefontaine Trophee paper. The paper possesses great qualities for
writing with fountain pens and ink as it exhibits no feathering, no
bleedthrough and only faint show through. Drying times vary with the
type and amount of ink.
A special adhesive is used that doesn’t harm the book over time and all
the processes can be reversed. Even after many years the book can be
rebound without significant damage being made to it in the process. The
book is entirely handmade with special care being taken at every step.
Book edges are sprinkled and coated with beeswax to prevent moisture
from harming the paper. The handpaper endpapers are “made” (double layer
of paper) and sewn to the book body for extra durability.