Monday, July 20, 2009

showing off

I posted a few months ago about the chapbook project I was working on for my poetry workshop. This is a small collection of poems, most of them written in Chicago. I asked a friend to paint a watercolor of an orange tree--she brilliantly sent me three different options, and this one was exactly what I was hoping for. I printed the first cover page on vellum (classic copy guy question: "You know that you'll be able to see your title page through the vellum, right?" My cranky answer: That's the point), with the second cover page on a linen-textured paper. I spent way too much time cutting the paper down to the write size (yay, Xacto knife!), then folding and sewing the books together (look, Mom, I'm sewing!).

The moral of this story is that I have a few extra chapbooks. So, if you're interested, I'll mail them this week to the first four people who ask for them.

9 comments:

sven said...

i already have one, but i left it in bountiful. i'm also sewing a little book, for my creativity class. it doesn't have poems or oranges, however.

Amanda said...

Um, yes please!

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That cover is beautiful! And sewing DOES come in handy! :) Congrats on the finished product!

Th. said...

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Oh.... it's so pretty....

brooke said...

anna and i DEMAND one!! we love you tons! when are you coming to visit?!?!

Lekili said...

since i've given away 3 of the copies you gave to us, i need at least 3 more. it is totally brilliant.

heath said...

Those are lovely!

Anna B said...

yes, we demand one!!! please? that is so INCREDIBLE!!

ke said...

(Is there some way to get one without winning? If I'm too late to do that? Let me know?) :)

brooke said...

got it. loved it.

 

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