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.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Books still awaiting a bid and a good home

I am delighted that as of today the cumulative bidding currently stands at just over £840! A tribute to the generosity of so many people! And some of the books still do not have any bids on them, so if you are interested these books would still like a good home to go to!

Book number 8, Cream and hessian

A generously sized book measuring 20 x 19.5cm with pages made from heavyweight cartridge paper. Simple in its form and look and perhaps not as colourful as others, it has a visible stitched spine with beads attached.

Book number 9, Family hands

One of the more unusual books as each page is formed as a hand and it represents different members of my family. The cover is decorated in decoupage with fragments of colourful papers.
It measures 25 x 20 cm and perhaps needs a family member to take notice!

Book number 17, Borrowers' Turquoise

A tiny version of a book, perfect for borrowers! It measures 3 x 3 cm and has an assortment of quirky pages made from photocopied paper with random printing & marbled fabric.

Book number 19, Inner silence

The simplest of books made to hold this lovely quote from Thich nhat Hanh, "inner silence does not require outer silence". 
It measures 15 x 14 cm.

Book number 33, circular book

Perhaps the most unusual book as it is never-ending. All the pages are stitched together to form a circle so there is no cover to this book. It measures 5.5 x 13 cm.

Book number 39, Coptic marbling

A plain notebook with lilac coloured pages and coptic binding on the spine. It has a soft cover in the same paper as the pages, decorated with paper that is a photocopy of small squares of marbled fabric.
It measures 10.5 x 15 cm.

Only six books needing a bid, hope you enjoy looking at them!

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