Below are photos of Dolph Smith and the first bit of work I did in the Shakerag workshop which took place June 10-14, 2013. The covers are made out of two pieces of 1/4 inch bass wood. The hour glass cut out was my first attempt at using a jigg saw. I liked it. The hour glass is placed over a piece of copper with numbers stamped into it. Constructing an actual hour glass could happen, but I wanted unavailable materials and couldn't make it happen in the workshop. The front cover is painted in red milk paint; the back cover in white milk paint--both are buffed and have a lovely silky texture. The back cover has a framed copy of an old photo I bought in an antique store a while back. Just trying this and that, experimenting. I used that book for taking notes which was a lovely thing to do.
I loved the workshop and learned so much!! Thanks, Dolph.
The three books on the bottom are the ones I've made since coming home from Shakerag workshop. I used book board instead of wood for the book on the left and center (back cover). The book on the right is also book board (paper) and I've used fabric dyed by Dianne Getty as the cover. The inset is a sewing needle with yellow thread.