This week's drawing challenge is presented by Sabine of http://www.herzfrisch.com/blog/ and the subject is "Leaves". Because I have been busy learning how to make new kinds of books this week I thought it fitting to make a book in homage to Autumn in Ontario.
When the leaves start to fall it is time to pick apples.
I'm afraid I don't know who to credit with this funky little book design. I made this one up based on a picture that caught my eye a few months ago. Come to think of it that may have been a sculpture rather than a book. Hmmm, oh well, in the spirit of Marcel Duchamp I will say "It's a book because I say it's a book".
Then, because I was having just too much fun printing leaves, I made a couple of variations on what Alisa Golden (author of Making Handmade Books) calls a "guest book". The term apparently comes from the fact that it's original designer - Paul Johnson - makes them and draws in them while travelling then leaves them behind with his host or hostess when he leaves. It is such a lovely gesture that I hope to make a practise of it one day myself . A few folds and cuts turns a single sheet of paper (one side printed) turns into a book with six "leaves". Very clever.
Finally, we're off to the island tomorrow to pick up "OH, BABY, BABY an assemblage by my hero Nixie Barton that the husband surprised me with for our anniversary. He is also very clever.