Monday, March 19, 2012

For my best friend...

 I made this leather book for my best friend who is a lover of blank books... she writes, sketches and paint wonderfully.  Deep inside she is an Artist who is waiting to retire to unleash the multiples talents she has been gifted with!

She was overjoyed when I gave her this book... just because....! Seeing her joy and bright eyes is the best reward she could give me!  In my dedication I wrote that the best way for to thank me is to use it ... because each time she will use it she will think of me.

Here's a little technicalities.  The leather cover is lined with another layer of leather.  The imprint on top was done with an " wood appliqué" under press.  The stich used is the long stich which allows to weave on  the exterior. For weaving and stiching I used Bamboo cord made of natural fibers.  Paper used is watercolor paper.



3 comments:

Susan King said...

Oh, this is breathtaking, Francine. I'm not surprised your friend loved it!

Cindy C. said...

What a special project for a dear friend!

Dorothy said...

Francine what a beautiful journal!!! I can see why your friend loved it so much!! Your work is so lovely...what a gift you gave her!!! (and Charlotte's card, I forgot to post, is beautiful too! I was so taken with how big she got that I forgot to comment about the beautiful card you made for her!!)