Friday, July 30, 2010

Book in a box

I am continuing to explore the idea of journeys and home, and the magic of the humble accordion fold book. As well, I am really enjoying stitching on paper and keep wondering why I never did it much before.

This little book in a box is another one in this 'series' of books that are emerging from this time.  Again I hand wrote the words, then stitched them on, with travel lines in running stitch and some spirals as well. There is movement, there is going home, there is journeying, there is wandering all held within this box.

I glued the first and last pages of the accordion to the lid and base of the calm shell box. This book is bound to its box, its container, its home.

The  words read " My journey is my way home".

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful result integrating your journeying, journaling, stitching, heartbeat script and even box making. 'Specially love the cross on the front. Crosses somehow symbolise stability and a sense of place for me. xoxox

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  2. Thanks Noela, I too think of the cross as holding me or as marking my place and there are always two in my works (at the moment at least), perhaps where I am an where I am going, or where I have come from?

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  3. Yes I have to agree with Noela, very beautiful Fiona! I really love the stitching...I've got back into making birthday cards and using my treadle singer sewing machine instead of glue, so much fun!

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  4. This is beautiful, Fiona. I love the idea of the book captured in its box.

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  5. This is wonderful! I love your book-box!

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  6. Beautiful!
    I love your work and loved seeing more examples of it in the blurb book preview!

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  7. This is lovely! I love the stitched calligraphy. Your construction is impressive as well.

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  8. what a wonderful concept-- journeys and home -- and your stitching is so impressive as is your whole book.

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  9. Thank you all for your kindness. Its rather wonderful to do a piece, and like it yourself, and have it pop out into the world and be enjoyed as well. I like the way the book is held within its box - it doesn't feel limiting, more protected.

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  10. this book and concept are totally intriguing. nice stitching, too.

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  11. Lee Oldford ChurchillAugust 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    This is beautiful! I am loving following your work. It was great to meet you in Calgary!
    Lee

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  12. Hi Lee - its great to know the Calgary connection is alive and well! We had such a great time visiting and I hop the new studio is working out. Go well.

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I appreciate your thoughts and comments; thanks for taking the time.