Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Illustrated Accordion

During April, the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is hosting an exhibit called "The Illustrated Accordion." They have also posted a virtual exhibit on Flickr so everyone can see the collection. For those of you in Michigan, maybe you can check it out in person at the KBAC Gallery.

Included in "The Illustrated Accordion" is this little accordion book that I made last Fall.

This is called "A Walk on the Beach" inspired by our family's trip to a beach that had an unexpected conclusion. The accordion is made with pockets to hold found objects: shell, feather, driftwood, etc. The first pocket includes a tiny book with a bit of text about the walk on the beach.

Several months ago, I mentioned that I was participating in a miniature book exchange and this accordion book was initially designed for that purpose. For our exchange, we need to make an edition of 6 and we send one to each person. I was really happy with this book so I made an edition of 10; copies are available on Etsy.


memphisweaver said...

Hi Rhonda-Your books are always inspiring! Really like how you use unusual materials in your creations.
I've nominated you for a "Kreativ Blogger" award. You can read about it here.

MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks memphisweaver!

Carol said...

Really like your concertina and I've bookmarked the link so I can look at my leisure. (Leisure? What am I talking about?)

MyHandboundBooks said...

thanks Carol :)