Saturday, February 06, 2010

House accordian book

Ever since Katie Jane posted about making a house accordian book on her blog I've been wanting to make one myself. At last I began. The house shapes are cut from used file folders.

The rooms are decorated from my scrap box. Here, bubble wrap dipped in beeswax, an old photo sanded, writing from an old ledger, rice paper. None of these rooms are finished. I will add more collage materials and acrylic paint.

No idea how I made the background paper here, just found it in my box. Photo is of an old tintype culled from a magazine, the two toned brown border is a piece of that paper you use to wrap trees. My dad had two rolls of it in the workshop.

Map of the Pere-Lachaise cemetery from a 1920's Baedeker guide. The pages are tied together with linen thread.

In this room are papers from an Asian newspaper decorated by Joss and sent to me for the exchange a group of us did of packages of material scraps etc. She also sent me the ribbon.

I also completed a page for Kelly in the Artshine Traveling Journal project. See it and other pages in other journals in the project here.

25 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You house book is becoming a home book.

Britt-Arnhild said...

This looks so creative. A perfect house for you :-)

studio lolo said...

Suki, I think this is the perfect project for you!
Perhaps it will help you manifest the house of your dreams ;)

Annie said...

I agree with lolo. This is magic :-). xoxo

Lynn said...

Your art rocks my soul, resonates for me. I love all the pieces you have, find, get, create, make.
And how you bring it all together.
Not at all surprising that you'd want to do a HOUSE book!
I do imagine you live, breathe, dream, think, houses pretty much 24/7.
Wish I could come sit at your table and get hands on book binding lessons. You make it look simple, but don't think it is.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This looks like it was fun to do. We seem to give each other ideas for new projects to do. Love this one.

Teri C said...

What a fun fun project. Maybe it will help you find a home.

linda said...

i think you will most definitely manifest your home with this project...i wanted to pop in and say hello,& tell you i love this and am so interested in seeing how it turns out...how you stitch it together!

Marion said...

Thank you for posting this project, Suki...you are helping me with mine as a result. I am still struggling with what I want to say and show on mine. I find inspiration here on your blog.

I think this is a great way to manifest the house of your dreams. I love how it looks so easy in your hands!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What fun! Love the house shape and could imagine other simple shapes too! This house shape fits with your house hunting and keeps the creative art in it all!

soulbrush said...

roflol every time you mention the word 'house' we all rush over to see what you mean...love this suki, what a joyful little project. can imagine you sitting there with the radio on listening to some great music and snug and warm.

Kim said...

Suki, this looks wonderful and a great way to keep the focus. You have a great collection of papers. I have a pen and paper fetish, so it is one of the things which is very attractive to me.

As always lovely work with a great way to think about the spaces in your new home to be!

Have a Fun Week!

patti said...

Yes it's true! When Suki says 'house' we think, is this it? Is this the one?

I know it has seemed a long and convoluted path for you to reach your own house. But the more I think about it, the more I believe there really is a reason for it. There are things you need to learn and stars and planets need to line up.....

Love the accordian book - inspired!

Kimmie said...

This is really cool! I love the bees bubble wrap :)

Cat said...

This is just a fantastic piece of art, Suki! I love it, it's just gorgeous!!

willow said...

Fun projects, Suki.

(I love your stacks of caps header)

Katiejane said...

Suki, I really like your house book. I thought for a moment that when you said you used paper from old manilla folders that you were going to tell us that each page was a pocket! But even still, these are wonderful pages, and SO you.

~Babs said...

I enjoyed seeing all the elements, photos, etc. that you've incorporated into these little gems.A very interesting project, and so worthy of your (home seeking) attention.

marianne said...

Wow what an adorable book this is!
I love it!!!
These houses will work miracles helping you to realize your dream!

Take care!

layers said...

I always enjoy and find interesting the process-- the materials and so on used in making books-- yours is starting off very well

chewy said...

House Music. Each house page is unique. Great project.

louciao said...

What a fun project! You are building your own house with paper, paint, glue, etc. in order to manifest it in the "real" world. A version of the famous line from Field of Dreams, "build it and it will come."

Coincidentally, I'm turning old calendars I found stashed in my cupboard into books...for no apparent reason, other than curiosity and fun.

~Babs said...

ooooh, I just read your new sidebar post.
I'm running up there with more chicken soup,,,,hoping you mend quickly Suki!

old pajamas said...

Susan,

Lovely work. Are the women Stein and Toklas?......

parisdreamtime said...

Hi Suki, hope everything is fine and you are not in an Igloo!
love
Andrea