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 15, Poems from the 21 day retreat Plum Village 2014

Please note there are 5 copies available of this book.
Current bids for this book stands at £15, £20, £10, £22.
There is one copy still to bid for.
This book is a collection of the poems I wrote over 21 days whilst on a special retreat at Plum Village in France (home of Thich Nhat Hanh). Every alternate year they hold a 21-day retreat and this was first time I had been, either to this or to such a long retreat. It was completely magical despite the inevitable downsides such as snorers and mice! It was also very inspiring for me and I wrote 24 poems.
Slight theme going on following on from the previous post. There are 5 copies of this, the content is the same in each it is just the colour of the cover that differs.

 Here are the five covers made from a lovely card that looks like hand made paper with silk threads in it. The card is graded so the colour changes slightly. The colours are lilac, green, beige (pale orange), purple, and orange.

This picture show the contents page, with 24 poems over 28 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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