Last semester I took Book Binding I through the University of Iowa Center for the Book . What an amazing experience – excellent instructor, supportive work environment, and talented, interesting students! The fruits of my labor (besides the ones I gave away) are posted here.
Box for my grandma’s German/English dictionary
Book binding requires great attention to detail (not always my strong point) and lots of uninterrupted time to focus on the work. So, carving out enough time to get things done with two little gumbos underfoot was a little tricky at times. Every now and then in a mad dash to get things done under deadline, I would work with the kids around. As you might imagine, they took a real interest in the “book finding,” as Eliott called it.
Vicariously, and with some encouragement from Mom, Eliott became a little “book finder.” Here’s some of his creations. (We gave him the robot box full of blank books and supplies for Christmas. The coptic-bound robot book is huge- filling it is ongoing. I love it!)
Coptic Robot Book
Here’s some of Eliott’s fabulous pictures from his books. Of course there’s lots of elaborate narrative that goes along with them. . .
Transcribed by Daddy
This robot is named Eliott.
Portrait of Daddy