Friday, April 22, 2016

A Book to Make for Earth Day


A lot of the book samples I made when I was working with children don't translate into books for adults to make for themselves. I think this one does. The accordion is made from a front or back panel of a brown grocery bag folded in half like a hot dog. There are directions for folding a four page accordion book at makingbooks.com. Because the folded paper gave it thickness, I didn't bother adding a cover. Lately I prefer reading paperbacks (larger format not the smaller mass market size) and am appreciating handmade books without hard covers as well. The book was inspired by the children's book (again not just for children), Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp.

3 comments:

Patricia McGoldrick said...

Thanks for sharing this little book, Susan! Think I will give it a try on this Earth Day. Also, I am enjoying the larger print books for a read! :)

Anne Rita Taylor said...

Susan, I am inspired by your book-making!
Thanks for the Earth Day book - very cool indeed.
I started a weekly blog on New Year's Day,
about books, calligraphy and handmade paper projects:
http://anneritataylor.blogspot.com

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Thanks Patricia and Anne Rita. And Anne Rita, thanks for sharing your blog. Delightful!

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