I admit it.
I am a spine bender.
A dog ear-er.
A page smell-er.
A book lover.
I'm not sure I have mentioned this on my blog, but this semester I decided to take a shot at book binding. The class is pretty intense and I am learning so much on honing the craft of fine art books.
Yesterday was a friend's birthday and I had assembled a simple accordion fold book filled with some beloved cocktail recipes.
I've tried most things from simple one-page fold books, three-hole binding, hardcover assembly, Coptic binding, etc. It's fun and magical. Thom teases me that I leave every Monday morning for my "arts-and-crafts" class.
There are paper scraps, glue, tiny string bits, and miscellaneous all over my studio space.
I love it.