3/12/09

This is what started me on my creative frenzy.
I made a book for Jeanne
for her 10th anniversary 
at
Bunnies

I had a very old photo album made
of leather...I dismantled it and 
used the front and back.
I  had another old chinese poetry book
I glued pages together to make
them sturdy.
The front is covered in a waxed parchment
separated into squares by bamboo
I also had this very old chinese box
that made the perfect wrapping.

The front has a little leather coin purse
and a silk handmade napkin holder that
is crochet rings with a bow.
And a soldered copper charm and 
a silver bunny earring I took apart...

Inside front cover...her artwork in the middle



Inside the leather pouch is a charm...
"yes we can"

On a "Quaker Relief" stamp 
her picture...and red thread

This was a black and white photo copy
of BBTB logo...I water colored
 and covered in wax


Here is a hand colored picture of 
...Bunny Crew...


Everyone wrote a short essay on what they 
appreciated
 about 
Jeanne

I made a page of the person
 and their essay...
Here is Suzanne and Bea

Here is Cory's page


I cut out a running bunny on each page


...little bits of thought...


...a copy of the famous letter
Jeanne 
sent to us 10 years ago...


This is the last page.  
I cut out 2 drawers.
One holds a necklace on a red string
the other holds 10 candles


This labour of love... opened the flood gates...
to what was to follow...

4 comments:

Carmen said...

This is gorgeous! Love it.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! And for taking the time to leave a comment.

-Carmen

Laurie said...

What a beautiful and amazing gift! A treasure to keep forever...

Patti said...

This is an incredible, creative and absolutely original gift - she is one lucky gal. I'd like to know how she responded...
Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my messy studio!:)
Also, I found a tea set in your shop- I have a collection of them for my daughter (who will turn 12 in July - one day she'll be able to display them:) and I've got it bookmarked!

Pherenike said...

fabulous textures! Love all those pages.