Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The Beginning


This is the front cover of my new journal. It is called 'Erewhon' as that is the title of the book I used the cover from. (The book is about a fictional country, and the title is an anagram of 'nowhere') I cut a circle from the cover and from quite a lot of the following pages, then filled it with pieces of china from the riverbank, then covered these with resin. I prevented the resin getting through to the rest of the book with tinfoil. It took ages and ages for it to dry thoroughly and for the smell to go, but eventually it did, and it is now lovely. I cut lots of different pages from an assortment of papers then made signatures to go inside, sewed these into a piece of fabric then stuck this into the emptied book cover. It is so different to my last book and that is making me use it differently-more drawing and painting and less sticking things in.

7 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I love the mosaic of found beach pottery, it was worth all the work. Looking forward to seeing what you fill the pages with. Lorrie

Sharon Tomlinson said...

I love this use of resin and pottery. It is beautiful. And inspirational. Thanks

Sarah said...

Thanks Lorrie and Sharon. What I like the most about the cover is how it feels-heavy and smooth and just lovely in a tactile way!

lynne h said...

oh sarah, i am happy to see the next book... i love this cover... xoxo

→lisa said...

Terrific! Can't wait to see how it takes shape.

susan christensen said...

Gasp! It is a lovely beginning. (I read this book years and years ago). -sus

Janine said...

Just found your Saffron Sea and I love it! I love the title too!