My first little books are imitations of books. I have only emulated the craft of handmade books. Unaware that I was actually doing so. This insight has dawned on me later in the project when realising that my technique and my tools were not adquate … Continue readingImitation or the Real Thing
I now realise – a slow process – that I need to learn more about making books and boxes from OTHER sources, from people who know. I have exhausted my own imagination and innovative skills. They have taken me this far – the Lady Books … Continue readingJust a hobby?
Concerning looking at insignificant objects with interest: I have come to a stage in my Caspian Sea project where some reconsideration must take place. From the start I assumed that the things that I had saved were insignificant and trivial. A quick look was enough. … Continue readingSignificant interest
Concerning the miniature study of the insignificant little things – The Caspian Sea project: One morning the word ’coffin’ surfaced. I suddenly realised that the boxes i have made for my trivial things are just that. Coffins. I have put the things in eight boxes … Continue readingRevelation?
16 useless things in a box – I stare at them – that’s all – nothing emerges. End of project? A couple of weeks into the project I am still struggling for the right words and the true story to pop up and materialize as … Continue readingMagic eyes?
A couple of days ago I glued the cover paper onto the cardboard boxes for my Chat-books – engaging myself in the detailed observation of the whole activity – I made nine boxes in (almost) one go so I could study a progressive process of … Continue readingGlued imperfections
take a normal book (ordinary sized hard cover book) as a model artefact – you may think the miniature book would be exactly the same only smaller – preserving quantative proportions e.g. the relative size of the page – but what happens to the qualitative … Continue readingNormal books are not models for miniatures
It seems to me a small book can only harbour a modest content – great and serious ideas can not be accommodated in a little book – they need long words and many sentences – but is that so? – a short poem can express … Continue readingSubjects for very small books
I am learning how to make a website / blog and I am still confused about certain things. It seems I am always in some learning process – this is definitely true for the miniature books. I think it is essential for my approach – … Continue readingLearning