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365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 181

Materials1. Handmade paper 
2. Postage stamps3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Red thread

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Acrylic mediums

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 180

About one third of the books created during the month of June contain fragments of I Never Thought I'd be the One, one of my original poems.  Here it is:

I never thought I’d be the one to break your heart.  I never thought I would be the one to make you cry. I never thought I’d be the one to make you say never again. Cuz I love you more than anything in the world.
I never thought I’d be the one to make you deny loving again.  Build a wall around you, never let anyone in.  A wall so resilient a canon could not penetrate. I never thought I’d be the one to put that bitter  taste in your mouth no amount of sweets could dissolve.
I never thought you would call me monster when  honey and darling used to pour from your lips.  I never thought we would end up like this: distant and apart.  So far from each other that breath moves slowly,  becoming foreign and cold. Cuz I love you more than  I love myself. 
I never thought I’d see your beautiful green eyes turn purple from pain.  Bruising,…

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 179

Materials1. Handmade paper (made in Baltimore)
2. Postage stamps3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache
8. Newspaper

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Acrylic mediums

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 178

While making these books, some days I just listened to my heart.Materials1. Handmade paper (made in Baltimore)
2. Newspaper3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache
8. Collages (magazines)

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Acrylic mediums

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 177

The RideMaterials1. Music sheets
2. Cotton paper3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Acrylic mediums4. Linen thread

365 Handmade Books:Painted Songs, Day 176

Materials1. Watercolor paper
2. Vintage postage stamps3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Oil paints

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Acrylic mediums4. Linen thread <

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 175

Ghost walkingMaterials1. Handmade paper (made in Baltimore)
2. Mathematics pages3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache
8. Collages (magazines)
9. Newspaper

Binding & Cover1. Book binding boards .0872. Archival adhesives3. Vintage book boards