Thursday, November 26, 2009


Fabric-covered journal. I have never done any bookbinding before, although it is something I have always wanted to try. I really enjoyed making this book and I am sure I will make more.

I dreamed about the woman, and I woke up with the song lyric going through my head. Sometimes, one of the hardest things about making art is deciding on a subject. My inner critic tries to have her say, telling me that the subjects I choose are too hard, or too lame, or hackneyed, or just plain wrong. By using images from my dreams, I take control away from my conscious thought where my inner critic speaks, and hand control over to my unconscious thought. My unconscious thought is a much better artist than my inner critic anyway, and a lot more fun to be with.


4 comments:

Yellow said...

The last photo really shows the chunkyness of this cover. I bet it sits lovely in your hand. Very tactile.

Casey Klahn said...

I admire you for doing this - a thing I always wanted to try, myself. Do you stitch the binding?

Melanie Rimmer said...

Yes, the binding is stitched Casey. I think I enjoyed that part the most.

debbi crane said...

Love it!!! So pretty!