Books and Other Stuff

mostly about making books - blank and otherwise - reading books and keeping a reading diary

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New Reading Journal

This is the new book I made for my Reading Journal. The other one was full

It's a double pamphlet of 90# rough watercolor, 12 pages - not easy to write on because the texture is so pebbly. It's most excellent for colored pencil and ok for watercolor if kept not too juicy

The leaves on the cover were kept in the freezer over the winter and then rehydrated briefly before adhering to the cover ... my oh my, I do so love gingko leaves. There is only one street in our town where they can be found ... the trees grow tall ... so tall that the leaves can't be reached, so we wait until early fall when they drop to the ground.