Wednesday, 5 March 2014

5 in 5 - March 2014 - ABOUT BOOKS

                                         Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes. 


A while back I went to a local Book Art Fair. I was blown away by what I saw and was very excited to hear another was planned. I was invited to have my own stand at the next one and I waited in anticipation. But it never happened. Then recently I got word a date was set and I was invited to send photos of my work. I was really excited to hear I had been accepted and so I have been busy making some new books.  Putting long-term-ideas into play. At a recent retreat I experimented with painting paper, and giving new life to old hardbacks. I also made notebooks and started to play with ideas for journals. I realised how much more creative I am when I do not have to juggle this with my work-life. But that's another story in itself.  For now, it is time to share 5 photos that I took in 5 minutes, and so here's a glimpse of some of the books that I have made and will be showing:
A nice fat journal waiting to be filled.   This has pockets and tags and I have ideas for other journals.. I can't wait to get started! 

A simple notebook but sometimes this is just what you need.

 Hand painted pages...  I will cover these and some will have lace, fabrics, and what ever else takes my fancy. I love the contrast of string and the gold... I may even use that somewhere in the making.

I am always on the look out for books. These ones will be given a new life, with some pages kept and others added...
One was a school library and I love that it has a label with dates and names of children who borrowed the book. Another is a French book, it's title translates to 'The House of Paper'.  How beautiful is that? 
And this is a page from a book that I have finished. Others are still work in progress and I also need to start thinking about how I will display my work.
The Book Art Fair is on Saturday 15th and it's all very exciting. And something I always dreamed of doing.  This will be a 'most novel experience' and I will be back to tell you how I got on.

Thank you for popping by and to everyone who has taken part in this monthly challenge.  I really look forward to seeing your photos and I hope you are inspired to get out your camera and join in. Here is the plan:

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a mobile timer for 5 minutes.

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool.
   You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.  
If you want to know more there are details here.

And one more thing - when you use the link tool, please click on your post title.  This will show the web address. Please right click, copy and paste this as your link.  This will take readers directly to your '5 in 5' blog page and be easier for them to find.

And don't forget, you have until 25th to post your link!


  1. Wow, Sandie, lovely pics, good luck at the fair x x

  2. I love the idea of the 'knitting notes' journal.....I need one of those.

  3. Sandie, this sounds like such a fantastic opportunity. I hope you'll show us some pictures of your stand. Best of luck!

  4. What a fantastic thing to do, I have serious book making envy as that is what I love to do but what to do with them? I do hope you will show us some more of your books.

  5. WOW Sandie - a great set of 5 - and how exciting. Looking forward to seeing more of the display itself.

  6. I hope it goes really well for you - and it should, if these lovely examples are anything to go by :). Great 5 in 5.

  7. Oooo how exciting! Sandie you know how I'm "hooked on books", so I'm sure you realise I share your enthusiasm for art books - have even made a few myself...
    Your books look great. The page with gold on it looks 3D on my little iPod screen - v exciting! I hope you have a lovely day at the Book Arts Fair (where is it btw?).

  8. beautiful work and a wonderful opportunity - hope it all goes well and look forward to seeing more of your display

  9. Congrats on the book fair. Love that knitting notes book.


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