Thursday, August 12, 2010

Journals for a special project


Hardcover, flat back binding. Front cover uses my own hand marbled paper. Spine and back are cream Japanese book cloth. Three round windows in the front cover containing seeds and bits of dried flowers. End papers are painted. Custom box.



Soft cover, wrap-around with chopstick closure, longstitch binding. Cover is patchwork leather, adhered to heavy cowhide and hand-stitched. Pages are heavy watercolour papers and end papers are bright red handmade paper. Custom box.


These are two journals that I made for the Levi Strauss company when they contacted me about a project they are doing, The Levi's Anthology. There will be fifteen handmade journals (made by women) sent to various women around the world to fill with their thoughts and ideas, seeking to capture the essence of what has shaped young women, what's relevant to them in 2010, and what advice they would have for other young women trying to shape their own worlds. Ultimately, when the books are completed, they will be featured in a film along with some of the women who wrote within them and the books will be made available for viewing at a gallery.

15 comments:

Anna Mavromatis said...

Both books are beautiful; congratulations on your participation in such wonderful project!

Maudie Made said...

Fantastic! I love the colours of your Levi's book!

Janie Husband said...

beautiful.......

BookGirl said...

Congratulations, Rhonda! What a great project and what a great compliment to you. Well deserved!

Clara

Neky White said...

They're just beautiful journals!!

Sarah Coggrave said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Jill said...

I want to make one of these myself now! :-D The round windows are gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks Anna, Maudie, Janie, Clara, Neky, Sarah, and Jill!

Billie said...

Hi Rhonda

Wow your books are amazing. Many congratulations to have your work included in such a special project, you must be so proud.

Best wishes

Billie :)

Carol said...

Two very handsome journals for a wonderful project. Congratulations, Rhonda!

Juan Luis said...

Preciosos trabajos, muy delicados y perfectamente combinados.
Enhorabuena por ese precioso don que tienes Rhonda!
Desde Gran Canaria, con admiraciĆ³n, Juan Luis.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you, Billie and Carol

Gracias, Juan Luis :)

Audree said...

What a great contribution! I look forward to hearing more about the special project. Wonderful work, Rhonda! Always very impressed...

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous. Love the paper and such a cute size.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks Audree and Michelle. Yes, it's a great size, they are about 10.5" square. Should be perfect for the artists who fill the pages.