Today, I have ‘a little time’ (I put this between quotation marks…), so I only worked on a bookmark, of leftover paper.
Since I’m cutting 15×15 cm squares from a 50×70 rectangle, I’m able to cut 12 rectangles, and that’s why there are all sorts of bookmark-shaped leftovers.
This is one of them. You see the original scrap on the left (or above, if you read on a phone), and on the right the final bookmark. It’s about 15 cm long, and 2 cm wide, or even less.
It’s difficult to photograph. If you click on the image, you’ll see the bookmark on screen size.
The ‘featured image’ above the blog post is an image of a detail of the bigger underpainting.
Much ado about almost nothing.
But still: it’s nice to zoom in on something really small.
Our small garden is in full bloom, and since a few mornings I do a ‘flower meditation’ in the morning. I sit on my knees and zoom in on a flower.
This morning I saw raindrops on flower petals, that worked like magnifying glasses. I saw a little tiny spider and all kinds of flower details that I don’t know how to translate in English.
The same is true for working on a bookmark. Since there are so few square centimeters, every detail counts.
Okay, here they are:
I also read mostly via ebooks and audiobooks these days (NEVER would have imagined!) but I still absolutely cherish my bookmarks when I read a bona fide book with actual physical pages—the reading experience is ALWAYS enhanced by the handpainted bookmark : )
Recently I read a book ‘Destination Simple’ (e-book ;-)), and the writer Brooke McAlary suggested that we take regularly time off-screen. So no ipad, computer, phone, television – but also NO e-books!
Paper books on the contrary were ‘allowed’.
I’ve been thinking about that.
In a way she’s right. ‘Bona fide books’ (like that expression) have something ‘slow and simple’ that e-books don’t have.
And: I read my e-books on my iPad, so the whole world is only one swipe/click/whatever away.
So: hooray for the bona fide books, the bookmarks, and let’s take Destination Simple 😉
BOOKMARKS! and little tiny spiders magnified by raindrops! Life is so full!
Yes it is! I love bookmarks, and I got the idea of creating them myself from you ;-)!
The only thing is: these days I read a lot of e-books. So what am I going to do with all these bookmarks 😉