The past weeks have been filled with - thankfully - new book arts projects and commissions. I finished an edition of six of a pamphlet-bound memoir written by a dear friend, which were to be for her granddaughters. This was a pleasure to create, and to see the delight with which they were received was worth the effort. It also engendered an interesting conversation about recording memories and events - or not - and why it might be important to do so. Our lives, and our characters, live on only in the memories and hearts of our friends and our descendants. If they are to have more than just some faded photos in an album, or a cell-phone recording on YouTube - writing down our experiences and thoughts give a voice to our personalities after we have gone. So consider keeping these alive in journals and vignettes - they don't have to be great prose or even grammatically correct! And passing them on in a tangible way - as my friend did with the hand-bound pamphlets - can be yet another precious story that gets re-told.
Book artist, bibliophile, Anglophile, wordsmith and library worker - I hope you enjoy my ramblings and my discoveries that I love to share . . .