Monday, April 16, 2012

'That Unbearable Lightness' - Signed, Sealed, Delivered

These books were posted to members of Group 5 three weeks ago, so it seems timely to post some images now of my first book for BookArt Object.  It has been a very enjoyable experience for me.  I made an edition of 15 and found it quite calming and meditative doing the same actions time after time.




There is a longer post and photographs about the making of this book on my blog here.

It's been such a great experience that I'm now looking forward to tackling a second book for BAO, #56 Unchartered Democracy, in Group 10.

14 comments:

rObfOs said...

Your books look absolutely beautiful Helen.
Congratulations on completing your first BAO edition. Lucky people in group 5!

Sara Bowen said...

Congratulations Helen! Your books look lovely, and I like your bespoke box too...

Anna Mavromatis said...

Concept, presentation, execution are absolutely brilliant; congratulations!!!

papergail said...

Great work Helen as usual! It has made me realize I'd better get a wriggle on, my book is still just concept.

The Elephant's Child said...

That looks incredible. Congratulations.

Helen M said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Robyn, Sara, Anna, Gail and Elephants child. I really appreciate them.
Lovely to meet up with you again here Gail - I look forward to seeing your book when you get to it.

Julie Russell-Steuart said...

I was so thrilled when this showed up at my door. Technically very impressive, and an inspiration to me as I navigate the structure of my contributions to BAO. Having something in hand is so exciting! I also "got" everything Helen was going for, so I think it is a very successful book.

Julie Russell-Steuart said...

I was so thrilled when this showed up at my door. Technically very impressive, and an inspiration to me as I navigate the structure of my contributions to BAO. Having something in hand is so exciting! I also "got" everything Helen was going for, so I think it is a very successful book.

Abigail Thomas said...

wow; jealous! the box looks fab (and so does the book of course). Very well done.

Helen M said...

Thank you Julie and Abigail, I can now sit back and enjoy watching the progress of your books.

Abigail Thomas said...

ah yes, progress...... soon!

ronnie said...

as a bonus lucky recipient of this I've got to say - as lovely as your pics are helen, they are nothing compared to the real thing - which is not only beautiful but absolutely perfectly made.... a total delight (thanks and thanks again.... lucky me!)

Angela said...

Helen the book looks gorgeous. I love the way you make the slipcases too. The tutorials on your blog are really good. Thanks for sharing this.

Helen M said...

Thank you ronnie.

It's great to see you back here Angela - I hope your computer problems are behind you.