Thursday, April 9, 2020

Wrap Case and Retchoso Bound Book

Wrap Case with Retchoso Bound Book
I had received a wrap around case with two paper enclosures from Bari Zaki in Chicago.  Both enclosures, one for taking notes and one for addresses were glued into the enclosure.  I liked the format so much that I decided to use it to wrap a Retchoso bound book.  Bari’s creation had a locking device to keep the case closed.   I decided to try out sari ribbon.  Success!


Wrap Case with Retchoso Bound Book

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Retchoso Bound Book with Embroidery

Retchoso Bound Book with Embroidery

As you know if you tune in frequently I asked viewers who wanted to embroider something for a book cover to please send your work my way.  A West Virginia friend has a friend who does embroidery.  So when they met for coffee Julia mentioned my task and Vera jumped on it.  She sent me three embroideries and this is the first one that I used.  Thanks Vera for your amazing handiwork.



Retchoso Bound Book with Embroidery

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Situational Haiku Series - 11

Situational Haiku Series - 11
This one might be my favorite of the series.  This is the last one but I want to revisit the idea and do more of them.  They were really fun to create.



Situational Haiku Series - 11




Monday, April 6, 2020

Situational Haiku Series - 10

Situational Haiku Series - 10
I am taking a bit of writer prerogative today with the syllables in this Haiku.  Or is that writer’s license.  By using an apostrophe with the name “Len’s” instead of “Len is” helps with the number of syllables in the last line.  What say you English grammar experts?  Is that allowed?

Situational Haiku Series - 10

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Situational Haiku Series - 09

Situational Haiku Series - 09


Sometimes I amaze myself.  Where do these names come from?  I have never heard of a pet called Snorky.  Why did that name suddenly appear out of nowhere?  Kind of bizarre!

Situational Haiku Series - 09

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Situational Haiku Series - 08

Situational Haiku Series - 08

For me the simplicity of just a few elements in a collage opens the collage to many different possibilities for a narrative.  Some might think it is limiting.  Not me.  I could interpret a variety of narratives in short order.


Situational Haiku - 08


Friday, April 3, 2020

Situational Haiku Series -07

Situational Haiku Series - 07
I don’t remember if I mentioned that each of the collages are in an accordion book.  One end of the accordion is glued to the inside cover so they fold out and can stand the book open.  On the eleventh day of this series I will share the book.

Situational Haiku Series = 07