Thursday, April 7, 2016

book stuff

this small kozo ledger 
was given to me.
 it has a lovely little "staple" holding it togehter
 and a special notation 
added in
 inks of black and some bits of red
 who knows what they say?
 out walking i see marvels
like this ice. 
it's been really cold this week.
 so the walking and thinking came together this way:
try to spin a little kami-ito
with one sheet from the ledger.
so i spun it up
and wove a page
 and the whole thing looks like this:
page, booklet, shifu 3 x 6 inch page, small bit of kami-ito leftover
 the page holds all sorts of marks
including a wee bit of red.
a book in the making.
to everyone who contacted me before the australia trip
asking for a copy of the new book,
please remind me.
i've lost the list somewhere, somehow,
and before i put it up on the for sale page
i need to honor your requests.


  1. love the subtle blacks & dot of red in your shifu page and the photos of the lace like ice!

  2. love the marked shifu and the shimmery ice. I have very old theater play books from Japan but could never bring myself to cut them up, maybe your work will inspire me.

  3. jean, i bought a large account book from stephan (sri) for the purpose, and haven't yet used it, but this was a lovely gift for this express purpose, so i dove in (after finding it in a pile on my work table)

  4. Beautiful book, pages, shifu, and amazing-gorgeous ice. xo

  5. morna, thank you, i will take full credit for the ice!

  6. Hi V - the beauty of paper and nature - what is not to love about the two in your post. Go well. B

  7. neki, beauty is all around if we can see it
    barry, thank you. i sure do wish i had seen you two when in oz! next year maybe?

  8. Book stuff is always good stuff! Love those ice shots...

  9. fiona, yes. powerful things, books. ice, too.


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