Tuesday, January 15, 2008


"For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self discovery....back, back down the ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness."-D.H. Lawrence

I made a book for a friend as a holiday gift this year to celebrate a trip we took in 2006. I used various "doodads" that we found and photographs that we took. It was a similar idea to the one I made for my husband (a few posts back) but very different in design. While I tried to create a more "rugged" look for his, this one I wanted to feel like candy....eye candy.

The cover is a photo of a favorite Murano glass chandelier we saw, covered by a chandelier piece found in a Rome flea market.

She actually LIKES to do laundry....hence the Venice clothesline.

Our workshop classroom in Cortona, before we got started and a vintage photo of Cortona on the back cover.

" I love the language, that soft bastard Latin which melts like kisses from a female mouth and sounds as if it should be written on satin with syllables which breathe of the sweet south." -Byron