I realized as of late I need to add a few new categories to my blog. I added natural dyeing a few weeks ago and macro photography after christmas. I now added paper art and craft with my little snips, pencil marks and dips into watercolor. It is really liberating to try new things. This little ( literally) endeavor was inspired by a gift in the mail from my oldest and dearest blog friend, elsita. I was only expecting a little something we talked about as part of a new collaboration (more on that at a later date) but I literally fell off my stool when I saw that she had included in the envelope an example of her fantastic artistic journey into the art and craft of miniature book making. She and I chatted long ago about her love of tiny books and I knew at some point she would be starting a blog about them but I had no idea she would be making them herself. Nor that they would be fantastic miniature works of art. The book she gifted to me is "the little red book of happy things". Elsa knows i love the color red. In fact I am wearing my winter signature piece, red corduroy pants today. And as the back of the book says, "red is good".
So i was inspired to try to make a miniature book of my own. I have since made three. The first one is a secret gift to a friend and is in the mail. The second one is being hand delivered tomorrow and is the one pictured below and the third one will be in the mail tomorrow, again a tiny token of friendship. I only used materials I had on hand so the paper might not be the best for this sort of thing. The title of this book is cute as a button and it was also inspired by this little treasure.
Oh and something else cute as a button in the next photograph.