First off, let me thank you all
for your wonderful and heartfelt comments
your support and friendship means so much
I was astounded to learn that so many of you had similar experiences
with a parent..
and I was truly gratified to have shared a part of
my story with you...
This book project is related to that post
the continuing work on that relationship...
which even in death continues..
I was asked to consider
sending a book to a show
so several months ago
I began this concertina..
you might remember
it as this WIP
since then, it has taken shape..
the pages are collaged..
papered with French pages..
painted three times
and printed with very old rub-ons
If you have ever used them, you know
that as they age they have a tendency to disintegrate...
and I liked that...
it suited my purposes..
I wanted the writing to be
as I worked on it,
the title came to me..
Conversations With My Mother..
loose threads dangling may need to be waxed..
and I have also hand lettered pieces that are cut out waiting
to be used...
the hinges are antique ribbon..
and I adore the way that the light filters through them
being able to see through
to the truth is important, I think....
It is still a work in progress..
but close to finished...
I am hand stitching a bag for it to ride safely
and I will share the finished
piece with you all