A couple of years ago I had the notion to make an Art Book. I took as my subject that ominous phrase beloved of old-fashioned romance novelists, “Had I but known.” I collected as many as I could find, and I made a single copy of this:
HIBK, as it’s familiarly known, was a fun little project, and some of the best box-making I’ve ever done. Unfortunately, it fell victim to my own inexperience when I included it with some other pieces I entrusted to a book arts store in Salt Lake City. The bookstore seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, and it serves me right for trying to sell anything on commission.
But no good idea goes to waste! I decide to resurrect HIBK as a miniature book:
It’s bound in a Japanese chiyogami paper printed with a stormy sea and crashing waves.You just know that nearby is a young woman in a 19th century nightgown running away from an enormous house with a single light in a window. I’ll put it up on the website tomorrow.