Here are some photos of latest book When I Am An Old Lady made for Book Art Object. All the text was Typed on my Silver-Reed Silverette Typewriter – not easy – there were plenty of screechy bits! All images, hand carved Rubber Stamps and are Hand Printed/Stamped.
The idea for this book came from things I said I was going to do when I am an old lady – starting with – When I am an old lady I will have a blue rinse and a 1950’s Hairdo like the Queen…and the rest just followed from there.
I hand stamped the cover also. The first time I’ve managed to do this successfully. I made a slip cover and matching endpapers with a feather image. The feather image was created by putting a pile of found feathers on my scanner and scanning them at a high resolution.I would never have chosen these light colours (book cloth and endpapers) but I was on a Bookbinding Course at UWE last year and used a similar colour book cloth and really liked it. I also thought that this was good ‘old lady’ palette.