[work in progress, summer mini book]
A couple of weeks ago I set out to make something and well, it's been coming together in bits and pieces where time allows.
The truth is I like to take my time and consider the elements I add or detract as I go along. While sometimes I can lose interest or change direction, usually I enjoy the process of my own creative rhythm without urgency.
Cereal boxes became the chipboard framework for this project. It's time consuming cutting them to size, but I'm glad to be using something we have on hand (boy do we have a lot of those) and with paper and photos adhered it's pretty sturdy. The photo collages were no quick bit either, as I wanted to achieve the look of snapshots tossed together on a table, unlike what would have been a faster alternative method using mosaic-maker.
Inspiration for this little book started when I saw this fabulous photo collage on the small joys. I loved her treatment and knew I had to create something similar. I've also been admiring similar layouts by Laura Kurz.
The thing about little books (for me) is that they don't replace a standard photo album. I'll still keep the 4x6 prints with favorite enlargements arranged for that detailed view. The little book provides the essence. It's an emotive piece; an overview.
The more I work with mini books the more I appreciate the benefit in offering experiences and themes in small, touchable, personal packages.
Today: adding paint, text, acrylic ink and seeking a wire bindery this time.
More in a few days.