I'm working on a series of pop-up collages, and I wanted to find a way to bind them together. I consulted the world's best bookbinding book, Making Handmade Books, and found something called the "pocket frame" book. I decided to try making one.
It was supposed to be just for practice, something to recycle when I finished. Instead, I got carried away.
See what I mean:
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After I picked the book's theme, I copied photos from a book on pre-Columbian art. But later I decided that sketches would work better.
I gave each god a specific domain. One that starts with the letter D. This woman, for instance, is the God of Demands. (Yes, I probably should have titled her "Goddess," but there wasn't room.)
I wondered what to do with the small rectangles left after I cut out the frame on each page. I created trading cards, each with its own smaller god.
I'm happy with the result, even if it's only a practice book.