Spirit Book in Process

Posted: June 8, 2013 by Mo Crow in spirit book
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Spirit Book Title PageSpirit Book Title Page digital print from Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Book Series CD
Melaleuca quinquenervia bark, grapevine tendril, nettle string, vintage Silkworm thread, black & white ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, acid free PVA
frontispiece-in-processfrontispiece in process
graphite illustration of ‘Eucalyptus citriodora’, bookbinders mull, Japanese Abaca paper, black & white ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, starch paste
front-endpaper-in-processfront endpaper in process
spiral paper from Thailand and Japanese Abaca paper over Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, starch paste
back-endpaper-in-processback endpaper in process
spiral paper from Thailand over Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, starch paste
making this book is an exploration of Susan’s fabulous body of work, she wrote a lovely permission on her blog for Book Arts Tuesday

  1. That is very lovely

  2. Eliene says:

    This is looking amazing Mo….you are so gifted. I have to make a comment re your crow feather card. I have many of your drawings but truly, this one just blew me away. It really does look like a ‘real’ crow feather…so 3 dimensional. One has to touch it to know that it is not ‘real’. love it, love it , love it. That being said, I just lurve all of your work…..some more than others but then again we all have our favourites I am sure.

  3. It’s shocking Mo, your use of natural materials…Melaluca from the Neem tree for goodness sake!! and I am just thrilled to see it…such depth, and the way it looks ancient like a cave find…you have the ancient sensibility my dear.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Michelle, making this book is a primer for the spirit and had to look up Neem Oil that’s a different plant Azadirachta indica originally from Burma. Melalueca qunquenervia is a fabulous big paperbark tree that grows on the edges of still waterways it’s essential oil is known as niaouli oil. Here’s a link to a photo Old Man Crow took of one back 1991

  4. margaret johnson says:

    Looking beautiful Mo, love your sketch of the lemon scented gum leaves. Paper bark is one of my favourite trees. Fabulous pic by Rod. Also love what you have done with the Silkworm Thread. What a fabulous project to be working on!! You make magic happen! oxox

    • Mo Crow says:

      I really like how it’s about revealing the beauty of Susan’s spirit through her body of work and that it’s a digital file made “real” deepening my experience with books and the craft of binding and spirit in the process

  5. margaret johnson says:

    And I LOVE the paper bark border too. ox

  6. Carol says:

    Absolutely magical, Mo, every page is an adventure. Gorgeous!

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