Sunday, April 20, 2008

Celebrating Springtime and Shakespeare

The head cold is finally going away (after four weeks!), and I've been working on a new book, yay!

I belong to BEST (Bookbinding Etsy Street Team), and members are taking part in a book challenge. The challenge is to create a book celebrating World Book Day (April 23rd), which is also the anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes.

I decided to do a book called "Shakespeare's Flowers & Herbs" that celebrates books, springtime and Shakespeare. It's a book of quotes from Shakespeare's poems and plays, and all of them are about flowers and herbs (as you can tell from the title :).

I added some pictures from an old English herbal, and bound it with a coptic stitch. If you'd like to find out more about this book, you can see it here in my Etsy shop.


Judith HeartSong said...

so glad you are getting better. It is always good to see what you are working on:)

Margins. said...

Wow! That looks great! Love the colors. It has a really great vibe to it.

I love that you are a part of the BEST. Just sounds good. Ha. Who doesn't want to be a part of the best?

Margins. said...

Also...I REALLY like your banner!

A lot.

Dana and Daisy said...

Yes, this is a lovely book. Are the images ink-jet printed on the pages?

moonandhare said...

I'm glad you like the banner, margins! I did a post last February about the banner designer, Amy Blandford.

I used a laser jet printer, Dana. It is a Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400W. It is a bit cranky and difficult to work with, but makes beautiful images.