Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book #365

Altered Book

I am breaking the rules again for the last book. Today's book is not a binding exactly, this is an altered book, called Blood, Sweat, & Tears: 365 Bindings. I cut the basic shape of the textblock (well, my Dad and his jigsaw cut it) and then I made three sealed compartments in the textblock where those blood, sweat, and tears are now saved. It was hard to save those things literally; so, I used bookbinding materials to represent them. The blood is a collection of little red leather circles. The sweat is curls of blotter paper. The tears are thin strips of silver stamping foil.

So that's it. The end of my 365 bindings project, which is now called the 365 Bindings in 455 Days project!

13 comments:

Carley Biblin said...

Congratulations on your whole year of bindings! I've enjoyed seeing every single one. If you ever decide to write your own tutorials for some of the simpler bindings, I would totally love that.

Rhonda Miller said...

thank you! Perhaps I'll write some more tutorials eventually -- I do think about that sometimes but never seem to find the time!

AES said...

Now I can say congratulations for real :) Thank you for a year's worth od beauty, craft, skill and inspiration!

Creatief Boekbinden said...

Congratulations Rhonda on your 365 bindings!
I am so impressed with this wonderfull project and I've written a blog post about it.
http://creatiefboekbinden.be/boekbinder-rhonda-miller-365-boeken/

Cathryn said...

Congratulations indeed! You did it. ; ] And I am really going to miss seeing a new binding (almost) every day. I guess I will have to get my book fix somewhere else.

Wonderful job, and thank you so much for sharing all those handmade books.

Penwiper said...

Congratulations! What an enormous undertaking. This has really opened my eyes to the world of bookbinding. There's certainly a lot to learn about! It was fascinating to follow your journey throughout the year.

Mel Ann said...

Thank you for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks for coming back over and over again, everyone! I am quite happy to be finished :D

MiataGrrl said...

I have enjoyed seeing all of them! Thank you!

Tina

AES said...

*of

PrairiePeasant said...

congratulations Rhonda! What a project! I enjoyed following you on this journey.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks!!

virtualquilter said...

Thank you for putting together such an interesting collection.