Tuesday, March 2, 2010

(s)pineview


spine view of the shifu cover and linen tackets, the ends of which were tucked back in.
signatures of handmade papers, shifu covered flax covers, a book meant to be touched. a few more pictures of this book. it's in the mail. it smells good!

12 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

it looks like it smells good! I don't know anything about shifu, other than what I've read here, but it looks amazing to me...begging to be touched!

aimee said...

O.M.G. IT LOOKS UNSPEAKABLY DELICIOUS!!!! you outdid yourself this time. and it's HUGE!!! i would scream and run around in circles if i got this in the mail.

mjc said...

Love the spine shot, especially - wonderful!

neki desu said...

i thought i was going to faint with the deckled paper. the mention of smell as a bonus just did it for me
( this sounds unright, but you get me don't you?)

Velma said...

thanks, i'm blushing. i am really pleased with this, and i don't usually feel this way!

jude said...

wow, i have no words for this....

PiecesofD said...

Lovely.

La Dolce Vita said...

hi, just found your wonderful blog while out surfing this am! just lovely will have to come back and visit often! caterina

cbolyard said...

ever make any large watercolor paper that someone could use for a painting? i would think it would be hard....? a quality paper could make for a unique watercolor painting...

Velma said...

chuck-large isn't necessarily a problem, neither is unique, but it's not what i do best. check out twinrocker or university of iowa center for the book or cave papers. they all make exquisite papers suitable for fine or experimental watercolors. cave paper is especially wonderful to work with. i do make some rag paper, but not much. i have a tendency to make very thin, rather than thick sheets. and i do have a paper press dimension limitation of 17 inches in one direction. having said all that, people sometimes purchase my papers for watercolor. brave souls.

cbolyard said...

funny......i was looking during my lunch for how paper was made...considering it for my art class..i came across the twinrocker site..........i was impressed by the 100,000lb press that they had and was thinking of how to modify my 20 ton bearing press to make paper......interesting that i just now find you mentioning twinrocker! its like the lake to the north of me.........erie...

Velma said...

ha! in every sense. i grew up on the niagara river--near ontario.
i can't tell you the tonnage my press has, but it's huge. go look at the combat paper project and see the guys using a car as a press!!!