I’ve spent the last couple of months collaging, drawing, typing and stitching journal pages documenting things I’ve done, songs I’ve listened to and my mood – and made a book out of it. I’ve discovered a love for artist’s books and a love for creating hand-bound pieces of art. Here are some photos of the binding process:
And here are a few of my favourite pages:
And a close-up of the stitching on some pages:
I’m really pleased with how it turned out, because I started out with something totally different….
It was A5 and I think I was trying too hard to make each page look perfect, and I felt it was too much like a scrapbook. I just wasn’t feeling it, so I cut out a load of smaller square pages and started with that and felt much more comfortable with it – I also tried to make it less like a scrapbook, and more like a document to record how I’m feeling at a certain time, rather than events, by using collage as a free and expressive medium. I think the completed journal is much more successful than this would have been had I continued with it.
Thanks for reading,