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Everything’s coming up roses…

I thought I would use the remainder of the wrapping paper and ribbon I bought for the wedding gift I took to the wedding I attended the other week. I thought the gift looked quite pretty but I’m not sure that the paper was special enough for a book. Or maybe after the drama of the last book, this looks a bit insipid. Judge for yourself.



When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure which direction it would take. It started out as so many blogs do, as rambling thoughts and observations. I wondered if a direction or ‘speciality’ would reveal itself and lo and behold, it seems to have really taken off when I talk about my calligraphy and handmade books. So be it, but you will have to forgive me if I go ‘off piste’ occasionally. My camera has been sorely neglected of late, mostly because the weather has been so dreadful but mainly because I have been obsessed with making books. I ought to try and find a way of combining calligraphy, handmade books and photography.

But not right now. I am off on a hunt for shoes. Not that I need shoes in general (my middle name could well be Imelda) but I do have a particular need for a pair of flats to wear with jeans, after I left my red ballet pumps at my friends apartment in Mallorca. Any excuse will do…

5 responses to “Everything’s coming up roses…

  1. m6fan July 28, 2007 at 11:28 am

    I caught your comment about handmake books and photography and noticed your beautiful books.

    I remember putting together some portfolio’s and how dissapointed I was in using commercial portfolio covers, presentations, etc.

    Seems like now adays the in thing is using a brushed satin aluminum portfolio presentation box, and yes I’ve used them but they leave me pretty cold.

    Your books are very beautiful…..


  2. Diane July 28, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. I checked out your web site and I love your photography. I especially liked the image called ‘Ski Slope’, it is SO atmospheric, makes me shiver with cold just to look at it!
    I think a combination of photographs, taken with passion and a handmade book, made with love would be a wonderful thing indeed.

  3. m6fan July 29, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Thanks Diane for the kind words.
    You know, you have me thinking about putting together something special.
    A thing of beauty always endures… ones mind and heart.

    Take care,


  4. Mary Brecknock September 17, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    I absolutely love your books Diane. How much are you selling them for. They look so special.
    Try Floyd shoes for flatties – they aren’t leather but they are very pretty. I can’t remember the actual website but if you google floyd it should come up. Very good to speak to you earlier and I am very excited about website and blog.
    Speak soon
    Love Mary

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