Monday, December 07, 2009

Watch how it worms its way into your heart

Every time I think I should stop making A Postcard Writer's Companion, I make more — and fall in love with the form all over again. For Crafty Wonderland I made a fresh batch, still thrilled with this book that fits right in your hands and the chiyogami that beams back with its brilliant pattern.

Manufacturing analysts take into account the number of times you "touch" a product, with the usual implication that the more touches the more time, and the more opportunities for risking its destruction. The Postcard Writer's Companion is quite a "touchy" item, well, that's the nature of hand bookbinding in general. But then there's all the little tweaks, the pockets, the structure of the pockets, the pasting, and then the final inlay of the seal on the back cover. No wonder I fall in love — I'm fondling this thing all day long.

BTW, here's a video on the Artspace show at TaborSpace, Southeast 55th and Belmont. It's up all month, so go and satisfy your coffee and art jones all in one surreal place. Oh, and the scones are money.


At 06:57, Blogger helen said...

you had me at 'the scones are money'...but does that mean they're very expensive or very good?


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