While waiting for the glue to dry I thought I'd compose another post for the draft folder. My arm and shoulder are too sore to play another seemingly endless episode of Midnight Mansion, and concentrating on Tom Hardy being a brute in "Taboo" is just plain hard to do. So, I cleaned the surface of my paper trimmer, picked up months of paper trims and consigned them to the
recycle trash keeper, and did a load of laundry. Even I know that watched glue never dries. But when it did, this is what I'd created.
This odd enough book is 4" x 9". I have no idea what it will be used for, but everything has a purpose. Right? It lingered in my mind's eye for a long while before I tried to create it in real time. Things seldom turn out as imagined the first time. I forget to take step-by-step photographs. Demos are good.
I like this paper so much I couldn't bring myself to cut this, the second sheet for well over a year. It even feels like a keeper. The first sheet covers an older journal; leftovers became handmade envelopes.
Placing the images just right took time. Every part is special.
The back cover has a sweet little pocket from the new Flow Book for Paper Lovers. There are three! I used paper cement instead of LINECO to glue the pocket in place.
There's a vellum envelope in front. I imagine dried flowers from my back yard tucked inside. Seeds? A little note to accompany a drawing? A pretty little button I found! Maybe.
Or one of these tiny secret keepers? Another Flow trio! They went all out this time. There's so much to drool over, imagine transformed or just to pass on.
My odd little book brightens my desk top, and begs for a companion. Learning on the fly while glue dries is as much fun as imagining a million and three possibilities! Listening to "Secrets of the Six Wives" and . . .
. . . thumbing through sketches in Moleskins or backs of envelopes brings me . . .
. . . until mid-cut, I change my mind. And it all turns into something else. *sigh*
Then again, I have no fear 'cause there's always something new wanting to be given wings. That's the kicker!