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The Guest House
October 5, 2014

The Guest House

  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He […]

More book cobbling…
August 14, 2014

More book cobbling…

    I’m not sure there’s a name for this… ‘proper’ bookbinders would be quavering at the sight of my bindings and withering to witness my reconstructive urges when it comes to condemned books. I’m not sure if this is a journal waiting to be scribbled in, or if it is just what it is, a […]

The Wide Wide World
June 20, 2014

The Wide Wide World

Some bibliophiles would be horrified but I love ripping the middle out of books (gasp). OK, so they do have to be in a pretty shabby state and destined for the scrap heap, but if that’s the case, I think it’s a gift to the book, to myself, and in this case, to a dear friend, […]

Junk Shop find- Record Storage Book
March 30, 2014

Junk Shop find- Record Storage Book

Mooching in a Junk Shop (sorry, Antiques Centre) in Cardiff yesterday I found this little gem- a vintage LP album containing a set of Bing Crosby Albums. I can do without the Bing… I know, I’m a philistine… but I could immediately see the potential to make this into a gorgeous piece of book art. […]

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