The Spirit Book of the Spirit Books is finished!

Posted: August 29, 2013 by Mo Crow in spirit book
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The Spirit Book of the Spirit Books of Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord is finished!
Spirit Book front cover by Mo 2013the front cover with grape vine tendrils growing out of the edge
Spirit Book frontispiece Mo 2013front cover endpaper and frontispiece
Spirit Book title pagetitle page
Spirit-Book-back-pageThis  Spirit Book of the Spirit Books was printed and bound with the permission & blessing of Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord here
Spirit-Book-finale& here’s the links to the last 3 months of  making this book
Week 11, Week 10Week 9, Week 8,  Week 7, Week 6, Week 5, Week 4Week 3, Week 2 & Week 1
(NB to see the details just click on the photos for a bigger view)
Thank you Susan for your generosity and support on this journey.

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Congratulations and so well done Mo! It looks magical and beautiful and the cover is just right and all of the pages are luscious and mysterious. What a journey!

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Bronwyn you’ve seen it in process right from the start! Love that the front cover which ended up on the back by serendipitous accident looks just fine unembellished!

  2. Eliene says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Susan & her works Mo. I just love how you bring everything to life in your art. I can completely understand why this one is a ‘keeper’ but I do look forward to the time when I can actually hold it in my hands so I can not only see it but feel it. Well done !!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      looking forward to seeing it in this year’s Australian Bookbinders Exhibition at the Research Library of the AGNSW, the deadline for entries is early October so I finished it with a month to spare!

  3. Patricia says:

    Mo–i just journeyed through this process from week 11 to week 1 and must tell you that i’m enchanted and amazed with what you’ve created here. the beads. and the embossed pages and bindings. it looks like Merlin magic to me. i know nothing about this process but just read Susan’s blog and now understand this undertaking a bit more. it’s truly lovely. amazing actually. such an essence to it.

    • Mo Crow says:

      I learned so much about Susan’s process by responding to each of the images of her spirit books but I would love to see her books & do a workshop with her in real life!

  4. Im SO GLAD I saw this before shutting down for my trip to Massachusetts tomorrow (no internet). I return on the 13th…meanwhile, dripping with admiration,,,to see a thing through to it’s exquisite end is major, and this ‘thing’ is a masterpiece Mo

  5. deanna7trees says:

    oh just magnificent. i so enjoyed following your process with all the details. nice that so many people will see it in person at the exhibit.

  6. margaret johnson says:

    Gorgeous Mo, and it’s been great, watching your progress. Would be lovely to feel AND smell, with those beautiful myrrh beads being part of your creation. Is the book heavy or lightweight? Congratulations Mo, on finishing yet another masterpiece. ox

  7. Just beautiful and what a wonderful journey it has been. I am thinking of ordering the myrrh beads but can’t find a supplier in the uk.

  8. Valerianna says:

    Wow.. this is really extraordinary. I’m absolutely thrilled with the textures… I imagine this is the most wonderful book to hold. I didn’t see this before, but on completion, I’m loving how Susan’s sculptural books are taken back a step to be a more traditional book form with your book. I’m not sure why I didn’t really get this before, but as I look at the finished piece, it is so clear and wonderful. Its quite magical and ancient feeling.

  9. i am going to really send energy for that workshop you WILL do with Susan. i can see
    it happening right now……
    the Book is Alive….

  10. Sweetpea says:

    Dream BIG, Mo … oftentimes our wildest imaginings will come right to our door.

    This book goes beyond words for me. What a tremendously beautiful accomplishment.

  11. Carol says:

    Mo, oh, well done! You have made a most beautiful and miraculous book, showcasing Susan’s books in the very best way. What an achievement, you have magic in your fingertips and in your heart.

  12. Robyn says:

    Big sigh of admiration. What an amazing book, Mo! Loving the spirals!

  13. nadia says:

    I agree with Michelle, Mo–a masterpiece. Marvelous textures and designs that you’ve worked into it.

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