Thursday, October 16, 2014

book boxes

i learned to make a clamshell book box from
keith smith
at visual studies workshop.
then, years later,
i purchased gary frost's 
board book and mahdar kit.
i made one, then i made another couple,
and i bought a bunch of kits
to teach kids an illuminated journal workshop.
hedi kyle taught me to make a wunderkabinet, 
that was years ago.
you have to practice this sort of thing.
when made my edition of two books last year,
november song,
i had the amazing mark thomlinson make boxes for them.
worth every penny and the wait.
and today i found these 
two
book boxes.
on facebook.


unbelievable treats. 
posted by monica langwe and eden workshops.
can you imagine how precious a book would be to have such a container?
or how about the book being a container and the box 
containing the container...
and here's a third, from eden workshops
on facebook this morning.

13 comments:

onesmallstitch said...

what wonderful, beautiful little treasures. I think I need a box for my sample book but it is big. not sure I up to even giving it a try. pictures coming.

layers said...

These little book boxes are stunning... I would love to have one...

Valerianna said...

Cool!!

Penny said...

Wonderful, magical boxes, I would LOVE one.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, yes, a nice big box is a grand idea...
donna, i showed them because of how much i love them!
valerie, yes!
penny, oh, me, too!

Barry said...

V - treasures indeed - reminds me a little of my Traveller's Shrines - but for books - hmm - now that could go somewhere. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry. as my daughter would say, "WOOT!" go for it!

Danielle Barlow said...

These are exquisite! It would be wonderful to have special boxes for my most treasured books.....

jude said...

yes, love book boxes.

Sharmon Davidson said...

how enchanting!

Velma Bolyard said...

danielle, yes, i would love to make a special one in leather...
jude, i thought you might like it--
sharmon, yes, and can you imagine how it is to open one?

Mo Crow said...

love way they are attached with cords!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, yep-they not only hold the box together but serve to hang around the neck, keeping the book close to your heart.

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