Monday, May 28, 2012

Making Minibooks

Hello, all. I haven't been blogging but I haven't been dead either. Just the usual mix of business and inertia.
This weekend I finished up a little art project I did from the Art House Coop--the sponsor of the Sketchbook Project I did last year. I enjoy them because they are the great equalizer for people like me--I can be totally without talent and still rub elbows with people who are. What could be more democratic than that? Their most recent project was a "Mystery Project" which came with a free marker as well. When it arrived it turned out it was to make a small piece of art to leave in a public place for a stranger to find. The mystery prompt was: If tomorrow came yesterday. I bound two mini-books with quotes pertaining to the theme. Free Mini-Book One quote I liked was from Albert Einstein: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” I included with each quote a "Moo card" with one of my photos or in the case of the Einstein quote a number of stamped question marks. The cover was actually from collaged scrap paper and the book was bound with raffia and a sea shell added. I dropped the books in two different sites--at an exchange program at the local art center and at a free book exchange drop box near my house. I wonder who finds them and if they are appreciated. Maybe, maybe not. I guess it is beside the point. Mini-Book Interior