Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Where Does The Rainbow End...

"Donde termina el arco iris en tu alma o en al horizonte?"
"Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?"
- Pablo Neruda

I snapped a picture of the rainbow "book" before the wind blew it off the railing. Taken from the deck of my office at work. (I know, I suffer so.) 
I had been fiddling around with some ideas to respond to the mail art call from Dame Mailarta. The mail art call was, simply, Rainbow to "celebrate the changes that have been achieved, and are still being fought for, as they relate to human rights, marriage equality, and the LGBT community."

I had been wanting to do a bigger project and with Pamela's timely post that sent me to a blog on making books, I played around with this accordion book. The seams are a little rough in places, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out. 

Then I got busy sorting my papers into all the colours of the rainbow. Here are some closer views. 

Violet and the end paper with Neruda's quote on rainbows.
Covers. Not sure about the "tower" of Queen Elizabeth.
I raided my stamp stash for rainbow-ish stamps. 


Karen Isaacson said...

What a great piece. (and oh my, what a great view!)

Adrienne Mason said...

Thanks, Karen. Yes, the view is pretty fabulous, but I still have to get some work done. It's nice to take the occasional break on the deck though. I got my gelli plate out yesterday and found your link on a homemade gelatine plate vs. a gelli plate interesting. I assumed the homemade version would be fussier, but you've convinced me to give it a try.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Wow!! That book is awesome (and so is the view). I hope you got it back after it blew off the railing, Adrienne.

Adrienne * Tough City Writer said...

Thanks, Pamela! Yes, I got it back. Here's the mail art call and the other contributions: Since Dame Mailarta is fairly close to me, I hope to get to the show in the fall.