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.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Book number 16, Mind is a great storyteller

Current bid for this book stands at £14
This book features one of my poems, written in Plum Village last June. The last page is cut out to feature the final line. The covers and pages are decorated with decoupage.
The front cover is decorated with patterned paper pieces. Stitching at the left hand side is coptic binding, which is how the book is assembled.

This shows some of the inner pages and the cut out on the last page.
It is 15.5 x 21.5cm with 12 pages and the poem is handwritten.
You can read the poem on my Mindful Living blog here http://lauribower.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/mind-is-great-storyteller.html

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