50 books in a year of being 50

In this year of being 50 I have decided to follow one of my creative passions
and make 50 handmade books over the year.

Early next year I will find a way to exhibit the books and auction them.

The money raised will go to Plum Village in France,
a monastic retreat centre inaugurated by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Book number 14, Sangha poems

Current bid for this book stands at £35 - please note there are 4 copies available
This book is a small collection of my poems that I have written since 2012 and they all directly relate in some way to the York Sangha, the group that I meet regularly and practice meditation with. I originally made this as a Christmas present for those who were present on the last evening of our Sangha meetings in December. There are 4 copies of this, the content is the same in each it is just the colour of the cover that differs.
 Here are the covers made from a lovely card that looks like hand made paper with silk threads in it. (There were 5 but one appears to be lost so now there are 4!) The card is graded so the colour changes slightly. The colours are orange, purple, yellow and lilac.

This picture show the contents page, with 16 poems over 20 pages. You can view the individual poems on one of my other blogs, Mindful Living  http://lauribower.blogspot.co.uk/
The book is 15 x 10.5cm (A6 size).

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