The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Friday, 20 September 2013

A Commission

I have done a few commissions in the past, some I have enjoyed doing, some I have not.
Laura Denning who I met a few months ago emailed me to ask if I would bind some work for her. I waited two weeks before replying, half hoping she would have found someone else, but saying that yes, I was prepared to consider doing it. She brought the work round and we discussed options. I have learnt not to offer people too many options! A technique and price was agreed upon and I have to say I enjoyed the process and was really happy with the finished books and so was my customer.
They were two books of sun prints, both covered in sun print paper. They looked so lovely when they were finished that I am inspired to make some books like this with my own decorated papers.


spines glued with some very well matched cloth
as I realised it would show between some of the sections

covers made

cover detail


inside ...  beautiful

spine detail
Happy customer, happy me

Here is her website with information about the exhibition at Dartington Hall

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful book! And beautifully bound too. Lx