I have always been in awe of hand-made books.
It is indeed an art.
My friend Connie Rose often shows her wonderful creations on her
She has spurred me on and added fuel to my fire of desire
to create book art.
I had the privilege and honor of taking my first lesson
with local book artist Claudia Williams today.
(sadly, she has no web presence)
The class was originally scheduled at our local art center,
but, unbelievably (to me, anyway)
the class did not make.
Claudia graciously invited me to her home....
and I was thrilled!
When we spoke on the phone earlier this week,
I told her that I had hopes of using some of my own fabrics for the covers.
Claudia told me to bring them along.
This piece, from my stash, was begging for attention.
I cannot take credit for this beautiful piece of hand-dyed silk noil,
and I regret that it is not tagged,
but I believe it came from either Gerrie or Jeannie (blogless).
Will the creator please fess up?
Claudia and I spent a wonderful day together -
discovering so many things that we share in common!
........and I learned so very much from her!
It was fabulous!!!!!
So, here are a couple more pictures of my very first book:
What a great day:
a new artist friend
a new art form!