the beeswax book was in this shape,
more or less,
the mail came
and with it paperwork pertaining to retirement
so i had forms to fill out and
financial people to speak to on the phone.
the iphone works best,
when it does work, that is,
on my screen porch.
where trace willan's xanthorrhoea resin in solution lives.
in a jar with a not very tight lid.
it must have eased over
by preoccupied me
all 12 ounces of it.
and i didn't notice until i saw evidence
after i used up all the spillage
to decorate the book
there was a huge clean-up,
using the only solvent i had that worked
nail polish remover.
they went out into the sun to air.
and as the book cover dried
it morphed into something else altogether
inside pages got a bit of mark making
the bolyard xanthorrhoea spirits spill
aromatic is too nice a word.
i will try to sew the signatures to tapes
and lace in the tapes.
it has a wonderful surface now
no longer sticky!
(sorry about the darkness,
i was too excited to go noodle around in iphoto)
i don't recommend bookmaking
but i do recommend
making hay while the sun shines.
thank you trace!