the book as a metaphor

As one day merges into another, so the theme of a page drifts through those either side. I’ve noticed this more and more as the book goes on.

(Starting in mid March I’ve probably only got about a week’s worth of pages to go. Three months have flewn!)

The past week I’ve been more than a bit preoccupied with paper cut outs. I’ve been using up some of the dyed paper

Repeating shapes unite the pages. Contrasting colors separate them.

Layers on layers, lifting edges, like leaves.

Author: Mixy

artist, thing maker & idea magpie. I am making it all up, one bit at a time.

9 thoughts on “the book as a metaphor”

  1. These are luscious colours. I love the contrasts as well as the subtle greys of the one with musical manuscript paper. The book will be a treasure. Just imagine someone accidentally finding it in a big box of stuff ! Not that you would hide it away….


  2. …everything your above notes said and some….colors, concept, design, everything. I live in the Washington dc area and am considering doing the masters course at the Corcoran called Art and the Book. It’s all about creating a narrative, which you’ve done. Lovely!


      1. well…haven’t completely decided to do it yet….The Corcoran just announced that its making big changes in location and so on….so still up in the air for me….we’ll see.


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