Here are this week’s swap books.
Because of Light we have Colour
I spent a long time thinking about the text of this book and when I did get writing it – the form of separate signatures suggested different topics within the theme of light and colour. I wanted to include a section on the physics of light and colour and another section on the spiritual use of light as metaphor. Physically I had a lot of pleasure putting together coloured objects, colourful marbled pages and even using a rather vividly coloured variegated thread to bind it. The title Because of Light we have Colour allowed me to go in many directions.
Prairie Light on Longest Night
How could I meet the challenge of making 18 books for the Light swap, manage the process and reflect my experience of winter light on prairie? The essential elements would be wheatpaste painting, simplicity, sky, snow and sparkles. The result is a long horizontal concertina fold book with chocolate box inner wrapper fitting into a matching envelope . When we met for the exchange, the significance of the solstice season on prairie became especially apparent as the books were opened and connected together around the circle .
Barbara Vance Mader
Only two books this week, but there is an added bonus: you can see a picture of Prairie Light on Longest Night being assembled around the table by clicking here.
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