Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Handmade Box, cover acorn is painted in watercolor.

Actually all the pieces in this book are painted in watercolor. But here's the book in it's box.

The book is bound in a concertina form and each page is decorated with small watercolor paintings. Some of the pages, like this one have windows in the pages made with acetate that let you see through to the next page with the image resting in between.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Recently I had to make a little book about the trees at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. When I visited the Arboretum to get inspiration it was right after Boston had experienced a huge rainstorm so a lot of the fields were flooded and it looked something like this:

So I decided to make my book about how trees look in floods. Each piece was painted in watercolor and then taken into Photoshop to add original text:

First Spread (Definitely click on these to get the big image, you can't even read the text in these tiny ones)

Second Spread

Then the images were then printed and bound into a little four panel book. It's not my favorite structure (and not my best book work) but it's nice to have a fully illustrated book: