Thursday, June 30, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 181

Center page, Book 181
Sewing on the other side of center page, Book 181

Materials
1. Handmade paper 
2. Postage stamps
3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Red thread

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

Text
Coco Looks Good

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 180

Center page, Book 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, seeping through your brain. 
Blood weeping from cuts only love can shear. 
A rugged sickle scoring destruction and havoc until all emotions disappear.
Cuz I love you more than life itself. 
More than the air I breathe. 
More than death’s desire for life. 

I never thought I’d be the one to put a plastic 
bag on my face and inhale until there was 
        no more you.

Copyright 2011 Suzanne Coley

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 179

When Lightning Strikes, Book 179

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

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

Text
Coco Looks Good

Monday, June 27, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 178

While making these books, some days I just listened to my heart.
The Heart Knows Best, Book 178

Materials
1. Handmade paper (made in Baltimore)
2. Newspaper
3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache
8. Collages (magazines)

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

4. Collage

Text
I Never Thought I'd be the One

Sunday, June 26, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 177

The Ride

NYC MTA map, acrylic, oil, postage stamp
Book 177

Materials
1. Music sheets
2. Cotton paper
3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Gouache

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

Text
I Never Thought I'd be the One

Saturday, June 25, 2016

365 Handmade Books:Painted Songs, Day 176

center page, Book 176

Materials
1. Watercolor paper
2. Vintage postage stamps
3. NYC MTA map
4. Charbonnel Inks
5. Linocuts
6. Acrylic paints
7. Oil paints

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

Text
I Never Thought I'd be the One

Friday, June 24, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 175

Ghost walking

Ghost walking, Book 175
Ghost walking, Book 175

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

Binding & Cover
1. Book binding boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Vintage book boards
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Paintings
2. Linocuts
3. Mixed Media

4. Collage

Text
I Never Thought I'd be the One

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