Accordian Book with Petals and Poem digital art image

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Date: Late 2000.

(OK, the finger tips in the photos bug me. I may try to take these photos over again - without finger tips in the way. Or maybe not.)

I took a book-making course as part of the requirements for the Digital Graphics option of my undergraduate degree. This was my final - and best - project.

It is an accordion book containing a poem called "New Beginnings" I wrote in April 1999.

The front and back covers are 1/8-inch illustration board covered with Garden Fern paper (purchased at The Art Store in Berkeley). The images are rose petals scanned into Photoshop (the rose petals came from roses a neighbor let me cut from her rose bushes). Overlaid on top of the rose petal images are binary 1s and 0s of the words in the poem. I printed the pages onto Rives BFK Off-White paper using the Epson Stylus 600 Color inkjet printer I had at that time.

The poem is:

New Beginnings

An empty nest
is natural.
Growing up
to be
on your own.
My job
is done.
Another life
for me.

A note inside the back cover says:

The poem is about new beginnings after my son went to college. The imagery represents the merging of my technical and creative talents in the new phase of my life.

I made 16 limited edition copies of the book to give to family and friends. The book photographed above is number 5 of 16.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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