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Scrapjournal: Flying Angels / healing items, cards, letters, 2013

Scrapbook: Healing Items, 2013 (flying angels cover)
Scrapbook: Flying angels, 2013

An oversize example with a sample of folk-art wall paper for a cover (co-opted from a colour copier at a Kinko’s I briefly worked at), a box from a cake purchased in Russia for binding cover (atop some quilted Kraft paper) and a board game backer (iirc). Sewn up with twine so mighty its almost thin rope.

I made this when I first became ill with a couple of chronic and complex diseases to hold the cards and letters I received from well-wishers, as well as notes, thoughts, and dareisay, inspirational bits and pieces.

Note: Making and filling scrapbooks is/has become a part of my “therapy” in that I pass the time and contextualize my personal archeology within the pages and also construct to give as gifts to keep human connections sparked.

Did I mention this particular construction is very large? Ledger rather than letter paper block.

Scrapjournal: made, Japan > filled, Europe / ephemera, poetry, clippings, annotations, etc. 2005

Scrapbook: made, Japan / filled, Europe, 2005
Scrapbook: made, Japan > filled, Europe / travel ephemera, annotations etc., 2005 (red with black binding)

I did not make this book, but rather found at a yard sale, and filled with travel ephemera and oddities from magazines and newspapers, wrapped with narrative annotations collected on a trip to Netherlands, Spain and Portugal in 2005. Added a few snapshots and poems and tied it all up with the attached ribbon. This book is very much an refined example of the more-renegade variations I create. The elegant black binding allows the outline of the binding thread to still add texture and the hand cut, heavy weight paper inside holds the almost ridiculous amount of stuff I glued inside.

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