This is a book I designed and constructed in 2013, but never showed it anywhere. It's the life-span from the planting to the eating of sun-ripened tomatoes. Sooooo good. The dimensions are 5.5" x 8.25" x 2.5" high. Those green monsters are horn worms, enemies of the tomato gardener. The base of the "book" is a photocopy of an actual branch of one of my plants.
I wanted a long, tall book and in it, the intended theme was "flowers," but flowers that mostly turned out to be somewhat anthropormorphized. It's 9.75" high X 3/5" wide X .875" thick with 22 illustrated pages.
I found it to be a lot of fun. I like to make myself laugh.
This image at the bottom is a fold-out and I drew it side-ways to the regular orientation of the book.
Since my husband has Parkinsons and the dementia that goes with it, I have been making a lot of books and images that speak to it. My daughter gave me a Brooklyn Sketchbook Project sketchbook for Christmas. There were about 25 or 30 pages in the book, but I dismantled the book and remade it into a concertina with weavings depicting the gradual loss of cognition. It's a lot like another book I made.
Pat enjoys designing and weaving tapestries, designing and constructing books, cooking, painting with watercolor, and fooling around in Atlanta, GA. Member of the American Tapestry Alliance, Tapestry Weavers South, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance