Friday, June 6, 2008

A Little Book of Quotes

I've been selling this book of quotes for a couple of years at craft markets, but have only just now gotten organized enough to post some in my Etsy store.

Took me a while to create this book, as I wanted to include lots of good quotes, so I had to hunt to find them. Here are a couple of sample quotes:

"What most people consider as
virtue, after the age of 40 is
simply a loss of energy. "

"To know you have
enough is to be rich. "

I made the cover from handmade Thai paper that has pieces of fern in it, and used a stab binding with hemp cord. The illustration on the cover is adapted from a 19th century drawing from Punch, a British humor magazine. I'm very fond of pre-20th-century illustrations (as you can probably guess from looking at my banner), so most of the books I design have something of a Victorian/Arts & Crafts vibe.