Showing posts from July, 2017


The signs of summer are upon us.  There are birds singing, the fresh green of new leaves fluttering in the wind on the trees, and the flowers coming into bloom in between rain and sunshine.  Traditionally, in Ottawa, June is a wet month, making way for a bountiful growing season.  This year we also experienced a great deal of rain and some incredibly warm days in May that contributed to the full bloom of tulips for the tulip festival.   A CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS  My friend, Petra and her daughter, Luisa have birthdays in June, four days apart.  One day while Skyping with Petra little Miss Luisa was in the background moving from one activity to another with great joy and a lot of chatter.  Thus, the book, The Creative World of Mistress Luisa was born.   I bound the book in yellow Merino wool and added some braided pieces on the edge, just for fun.  The book is coptic bound.  I hand-dyed the papers first and then used a stencil for the cover title.  Sinc