Work in Progress: Small Format Books

 Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Hand-stamped and collaged book with Hazel Hall's poem "Habit." Will be available for sale soon. (Waiting for the varnish to dry).

Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Hand-stamped and collaged book with Hazel Hall's poem "Habit." Will be available for sale soon. (Waiting for the varnish to dry).

I am excited to show you my newest work: small format books. And by small, I mean 2" x 2". These are hand-stamped and collaged using public domain poetry. I would love to work with Maine poets, so if you know of any who would be willing to let me use a short (25-50 word), non-religious, positive poem in my art work, please contact me.

 Detail of Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Mixed media, small format book.

Detail of Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Mixed media, small format book.

My first completed book uses a poem by Hazel Hall called "Habit":

Last night when my work was done, and my estranged hands were becoming mutually interested in such forgotten things as pulse, I looked out of a window into a glittering night sky and instantly, I began to feather-stitch a ring around the moon.

 Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Small format, mixed media book. Acrylics, ink, and paper on cardboard.

Habit by Hazel Hall. (2018). Small format, mixed media book. Acrylics, ink, and paper on cardboard.

I am still in the process of putting these books together. I just learned how to bind the books using embroidery floss so they open up and lay flat. I need to time them, too, to figure out pricing. All that to come.

Purchase small format art, printed greeting cards and zines through my gift shop. View larger format collage wall art in my Collector's Gallery. Please contact me for purchase information.

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Cheers!--Janyce