Title: Postcards From...
Structure: Japanese Stab Binding
Dimensions: 6 x 4
Video of my process.
Of course I knew it would happen -- I'd have to make a book while away from home. It was inevitable and I tried to keep the process as authentic as possible. For example, I only took the basic supplies in my book making/art journaling travel kit and I tried to keep the book simple as well. I think I managed to pull off simple pretty well.
This book of postcard poems reminded me that making a book does not need to be complicated. If the content is simple and the structure is simple, you can make a book away and using just about anything.
For the content, I wrote epistolary poems on each card and addressed them to myself. This is something I've been doing for years. Every time I travel, I send myself a postcard from wherever I am and write myself a little note about something I want to remember about that particular trip. It could be anything, from the name of a person I met to the kind of sheets on the hotel bed. I usually get home before the postcard arrives, so it's like getting a postcard from my past self. I love it.
We are still on the road, so I'll keep this post short and sweet.
I'm looking forward to what next week brings. Stay tuned!
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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