Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Letter a Week - almost there....

I have been amazed to see all the wonders that are appearing over at aletteraweek 2011 as folk finish their first alphabets, and over the weekend I decided I had to get mine finished (or at least almost, just about, finished).

I have completed all the letters and done all the folds. I decided to try and make three little books - each with 9 pages. The mathematicians amongst us will realise that's 27 pages not 26 -  I added a little cover page.

I made some light covers and covered them with gold-leafed paper a friend had bought back for me from America and then attached the bouncy little books to their covers.

Bouncy indeed!  I think I erred perhaps by putting so many pages into a single book; but they are kind of quirky.

I am currently working on a box to house and contain them - they spill exuberantly all over the place when they are released. Very jack-in-the-box like I must say, and I really love all the different poses and forms they take.

Once they final piece is done I'll post it here and over at aletteraweek 2011. Enjoy!

©2011 Fiona Dempster - alaw2011 cover page
©2011 Fiona Dempster - alaw2011 star shapes
©2011 Fiona Dempster - alaw2011 detail
©2011 Fiona Dempster - alaw2011 bundled
©2011 Fiona Dempster - alaw2011 single book fan


  1. the book fans make for a lovely presentation.... and black/white/ gold is a rippa combo

  2. Yes, your presentation is beautiful!

  3. Thanks Ronnie - it's bold and beautiful as a combo - and they are such fun these books; jumping and twisting and turning here and there.

  4. Love this Fiona, especially all the energy these beauties have. Their exuberance is delicious.

  5. Clever AND beautiful, Fiona. These letters have a life of their own. Bet they take little secret journeys when you're not looking.

  6. So full of life these books - light and whimsical and dead serious beautiful at the same time. A great combination!

  7. I can't believe I missed relying to these comments- a multiplicity of apologies!

    Liz - what a lovely way to describe their exuberance!

    Thanks Jennifer - that's nice way to sum it up!

    Jo - thank you - I look forward to seeing your fabulous letters finished

    G/TT - its nice when the combination works and isn't strained - these have a wee bit of gravitas; beautifully balanced with a swag load of fun!


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