Book of Honesty XIII

Posted: March 24, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Book of Honesty XIII Mo17
graphite and ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, stitched Lunaria pods
13 double spread pages for the 13 moons of the year
time to sort out what the covers will look like, the sewing stations for the text block & how it will be bound

  1. snicklefritzin43 says:

    Oh how can we possibly be at the end of this journey with you as each set of pages unfolded before our eyes…Now the cover construct to tenderly, solidly hold all the magic you have created. All so completely gorgeous.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Kristin))) I love that first opening & looking through after the book is bound but as the Ent said it Lord of the Rings, “mustn’t be too hasty!” designing a binding & putting it together requires a lot of planning an attention to detail at every stage, I have built more than my fair share of back to front and upside books!

      • snicklefritzin43 says:

        Mo…the making of books, a long-time passion of mine, is truly a work of art in its own way…these pages will take, a “not too hasty” hand for sure. Looking forward to seeing the journey with the making up of the whole set of honesty constructs and has been magic to follow along the journey with you…many thanks for the opportunity.

        • Mo Crow says:

          (((Kristin))) ah I would love to see some of your books! just laid the last few pages out in sequence with the two variations of XIII, now this version works better, it feels more honest… I think… really need to let them rest for a bit while I make the samples for the covers before committing to it!

  2. jude says:

    this is so amazing.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Jude))) too kind, feeling this one is a mistake, the stitched side doesn’t really work and although it’s a pretty drawing, it was made without paying full attention to the form… just finished XIII Mk2 and am not sure if I like it either… need to just let them both rest for a bit, my brain is getting in the way!

  3. Hazel says:

    Hello, dear Mo! These pages hold your gift of exquisite, both in the seeing & your drawings. I’m wondering which of the XIIIs you will choose? Wouldn’t it be lovely to watch you work in that beautiful light?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) the first version of XIII feels more honest and works with the flow of the pages, the Mk2 feels too safe & other… will have a go at using it for the covers…

  4. saskia says:

    this is all quite remarkable, lovely and beautiful, strolled thru the link with all the honesty related posts, such a delight that is, had a good read and have decided I must order Borges’ book

    • Mo Crow says:

      Borges is a favourite writer, look for the earlier translations in collaboration with Borges, “Labyrinths”, “The Book of Sand”, “Doctor Brodie’s Report”, the Collected Fictions translated by Andrew Hurley is not very good, translation is an art

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