I ordered a handbound book made by Erin Keane, she is a creativeLate Bloomer who was featured in August. I got it today in the mail. My neighbor, Maureen, was with me when it came and we both squealed with delight. It is sooo frickin cute!
she does custom work
Erin did all of the work herself, all the way to the binding of the book. Just look at the artistry in the threading of the pages together. Erin describes herself as being "careful and deliberate". Which now I can attest to. She applied one of my favorite art pieces to the top of the book. The front and back of the book is wood and the process she used over the wood is encaustic. The word “encaustic” means “to burn” and an encaustic artwork involves molten beeswax resulting in luminous glows, textured surfaces, and an ethereal sense of depth. It is an ancient technique that has experienced a revival in contemporary art. The size of the journal is 4.5" x 3.5" which is perfect to sit on my coffee table. I will be filling it full of positive saying that ring true for me. I'll just sip on my tea and read memorable messages. What a perfect place to showcase those tid bits of encouragement.