Round and round we go…
November 27, 2007
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The pattern on this paper reminds me of one of my favourite childhood toys – a spirograph. I used to play for hours making intricate, coloured patterns and I must confess I bought another one last year for no other reason than I remembered it and felt nostalgic about it. Needless to say, it had been ‘improved’ – no pins with little round, multi-coloured heads anymore but it was still fun to play with and a few months ago, I gave it to a friend’s son to play with – and never got it back! Nice to know that today’s tech savvy kids can still have fun playing with toys from the ‘olden days’ :)
I took part in a book swap over on the Book Arts Forum recently. I was very lucky in the draw and I received a gorgeous book this morning from Jackie Poutasse (who administers the Forum).
The book has a red silk cover which has been painted with acrylic and she has used a turquoise Canson Miteintes paper for the endsheets. She has sandwiched a further piece of the turquoise paper between the front cover and a thin sheet of mat board, which has had a design cut into it so that that the turquoise shows through. It also has two very sweet book mark ribbons with beads on them. Altogether, a gorgeous creation which just makes me realise that after only 5 months of bookbinding, I still have a great deal to learn.
Poor Astrid who is a regular commentator here, was the unlucky soul who got my book in the swap. I’ll be more adventurous next year, I promise! I sent her this one, (which I actually like very much).
I also managed to get a review in Ed’s lovely MyBlogLog Sunday again. This time he said
“Diane has a great way of weaving stories around her book making. This week, she is reminded of time warps and fashion times best forgotten, (or only revisited under the influence of drugs?)”
Thank you, Ed, you are indeed a star. His blog which is called The Pisstakers scours the web looking for humour in unlikely places and usually finds it! Including finding things you didn’t know about Belgium.
So this post is all about going round and round – spirographs, book swaps, recycling toys and reviewing the review of my blog. I feel dizzy….