Monday, June 27

The Amulet - An edition of three altered books

The Amulet- an edition of three altered books are complete.
 Feathers, ink and sequins adorn some pages.
There are pockets to hold a letter, a key or photographs.

 There's wisdom.

 Words to bolster the spirits.


  Texture and pattern.


A couple of blank pages to personalise the amulet and make it your own.

I've covered the outer cover of the book with indigo dyed fabric and attached my label.
The outer edge of the pages have been stitched with blanket stitch and the remaining thread has been left to create a little tail. The tail reminds me of a faithful dog and the Amulet is meant to be like a constant companion one keeps with them at all times tucked into a pocket or purse to provide protection and a sense of well being.

The Amulets are bound for an exhibition of artists books and books made by artist in August. Will share more details at a later date. Have to get on with the creation of two more books I have in mind.

Hope you're busy with projects which are bringing you much satisfaction as you scale new artistic heights.



12 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

This is so sweet. I found your blog sometime ago and you have really inspired me.

Julie

maya matthew said...

Thank you for your comment Julie, I'm going across to your blog to see your work. Delighted my blog could inspire you.

Janet Ghio said...

These are the sweetest little books--just wonderful!

Jax13 said...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------So, so much inspiration for me in this one post!!! Your engaging handiwork always inspires me...I suppose that is the reason I follow you! Thank you for sharing from such a special part of yourself.

Judith Henry said...

I love everything about these little books - the stitching, the style of lettering, and this gorgeous quote, Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted." May I share it? ( with attribution, of course.) It powerfully describes my experience of being a caregiver, and the gifts that came out of that experience.

Caterina Giglio said...

pretty fabulous... love what you are doing and I adore the blanket stitch edges...

maya matthew said...

Thank you for your comments Janet, Jax13,Judith and Caterina.

You are most welcome to share the quote. It is not mine, a friend of mine Whatssapped it to a group I'm on. Checked to see who's words they are but i found nothing.

Judith said...

OK, thanks, Maya. I'll make that known if I use the quote anywhere.

Gabriela said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

Radka said...

I love it !
xx

Marta Brysha said...

This is really lovely and very different to your stitch books of the past. There is so much work and love and creativity in it - congratulations. You'll certainly be busy if you have another two to do. I can't wait to see them.

Anonymous said...

These amulets books are fantastic ! <3 Helene H

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