Today I started working on this week’s Improv book and as per my usual, I’ve been adding inspirations to my Improv Pinterest board. One of the pins is for the Irish drinking song The Moonshiner, which has really fun lyrics.
I especially like the line – “If you don’t like me, leave me alone”. I think I have my cranky pants on today.
I guessed that Marianna’s dog had a meaningful name and I wasn’t wrong. According to Wikipedia:
Dolina is a Slavic toponym, meaning “valley” or “dale”.
What a lovely choice!
For whatever reason, I found myself drawn to Hedi Kyle’s Crown Binding. I’ve made the binding before, but not for an artists’ book. I decided to make a model as a refresher, so I followed Alisa Golden‘s directions in Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms.
The Crown Binding is simply genius. It starts with an origami-ish folded spine:
The triangles at the top and bottom of the spine fold down to secure folios:
The binding requires no glue – the folds hold everything in place. Like I said – genius.
I’m not yet sure how all of this week’s themes are going to combine into a book, but I have some solid leads. Come back on Saturday to see the completed book!