Thursday, May 3, 2012

book making

Maybe it is the small scale, the tactility of the handmade papers, or just the fact that I once again get to use my graphic design skills. I am obsessed with making small simple books using the multitude of eco prints I have achieved on paper for the past several months. The initial impressions lead to some research about the trees and plants, which lead to photo sessions to capture their leaves and flowers, and then finally some words. Just simple phrases, more like reflections. Naturally some fabric is incorporated as well, stitched in place.




Four books are completed so far. They have become starting points for a series of books celebrating native trees, and important garden plants in the region where I live. "Small book of Roses" and "Pecan book" are available here, if you are so inclined. More are in the works.








15 comments:

  1. These are simply beautiful, Lotta!

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  2. Hi Lotta!

    I've been thinking alot about mini books recently and I think these look gorgeous! Very inviting. Simple. Beautiful. I hope you keep making more and share those with us too!!! What a delight!!!
    Catherine

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  3. Hi Lotta,

    You have managed to bring all of your great talents together. These look lovely.
    Patricia

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  4. They are like little natre treasures, captures the simple and complex world of plants, and flowers, and little words to catch our attention.
    Great new working branch!
    Love your new investigating inclinations.

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  5. Beautiful works of art. Very special!

    ...Your new shop looks great.

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  6. Very lovely work - makes one wnat to touch. -sus

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  7. Gorgeous. I love the twig binding. You should check out jo olive- age makes gorgeous books too.

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  8. Simply delightful books Lotta. I especially love the subtlety of the fifth photo with the muted tones and words. It makes a beautiful contrast with the definition of the following one.

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  9. lotta, they are looking so fine! wonderful details, too.

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  10. Oh Lotta, these are stunning......as usual!

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  11. These books are wonderful, Lotta!

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