The first little book for the new year. It was started in Mackay when I was there for the Libris event. I always seem to be able to make new work when I am in different surroundings. Maybe my senses are more alert and open to new stimuli. I made the cover once I got home so in reality it is really one of last years books (the last).
The card for the cover and some of the old paper I used for the mixed media drawings, is from an old book of my mother's from her school days (about 80 yrs old). The lined paper is thicker and has a sheen and is now almost an ivory colour.
The hinge and fastener are felt from an old army blanket we all seemed to have when we were children. It fits rather well with the vintage recycled card of my mother's old exercise book.