A Grain of Brown Rice
by Janine Whitling
Well, I know I've been super quiet in BookArt Object, but I have been quietly getting on with it in my studio. I'm relatively new to the book art medium so it has been challenging for me to find my voice within this context. I really like the medium of resin and have made a book art using resin before, so thought i'd extend that style within this group.
My word was GRAIN, so I came up with a grain of brown rice made out of resin. Its a capsule that is hinged on one side to open up and reveal three scrolls, each scroll with a recipe that is based on brown rice as the main ingredient.
I have embedded the collophon into the inside base of the resin, you'd only see it if you took out the scrolls.
They took quite a bit of work getting the colors right then tweaking the shapes and polishing the resin, but I'm really pleased with the final result.
Two copies have gone out to the two Sarah's and I have the others finished and ready to send, but I was waiting for the crazy Christmas rush before sending them as I don't want them to get lost. So watch out group 11 for your copy after the silly season has finished :)
with love, Janine
ps yes, you can follow the recipes for some yummy treats too! but best to do it with gloves as the paper is delicate