Thursday, July 8, 2010

Handmade Books

You know you're in the presence of an artist sometimes when you first meet a person...
This self-proclaimed 'hippie chick' Deb Taylor was definitely full of
talent, spunk and creativity at the recent Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat I attended.
Deb taught a "Found and Rebound" art class on how to make your own books...

And she brought along examples of books she's created to spark our inner artist souls...

And they were gorgeous...

I loved the layers upon layers she created...

And then we were ready to begin our own books.
Deb had gathered up various design packets for us...

And taught us how to go from a shell and the process of creating your pages
and sewing them in and binding it all together.
Here is my friend Shannon working on hers...

And here's my creation...

I am at work now on the inside pages now that I'm back from vacation.
I learned so much in this class and it's definitely sparked my desire to
learn more about bookbinding and creating!
Thanks, Deb!
You're a super sweet hippie chick to me!


  1. Your bird book came out really nice. Please post the rest of the book when you're done. We'd love to see it!


  2. I love your book, it turned out so nice. The book samples were very nice too.

  3. Great cover on your book. I love anything with birds. Also great blog

  4. Love it! Can't wait to see what you create inside these gorgeous covers.