SAND BOOK, an added beauty from Helen Amyes in Australia

This is a Sand Book, only 7cm square, about 3 inches. It is part of a project/event that Marcela in Argentina is having in May. From "Sand Book" discussion at Haptic group, Marcela writes that she will:

"...be making a Sand Book by the Paraná River, at Rosario´s public beach in May.There´s a Perfomance meeting 5, 6 and 7 th May and I´ll be writting along the riverside all the words related to the shore.

I´m inviting you to write here all your ideas, thoughts and poetry about this to include it in my sandbook. You can also add images that I´ll print and set at the beach, or send postcards of you own shore....

Does someone want to make some Sandbook at the same time?"

And of course, we want to make sand books on our beach...by the sea, by the ocean, by the river...even in the park and kiddies playground. We can make sandbooks and/or photos and send to Marcela, also to others in the group, so that all together, at our own sandy-spots on May 5-6-7 we can, worldwide, participate in this Sand Book event.

I shall save this sand book that Helen sent and display it on the sandy shore of the Aegean Sea, along with other "sand" images or sand books that may come my way ;-)

I received Helen's mail art on April 6th, and thought how beautiful the soft textures of the handmade paper is with flower petals embedded, and an amazing stitched edge..."muchly merz"! But then, Helen told me to  cut-the-stitches as there was something inside!

Yes! a tiny sandpaper boekie...delicate and grainy: a Sand Book! Real sandpo!

It opens to even finer, more delicate sewing pattern tissue paper pages! They are full of shell prints,

from the "Aussie beach" and other images also fill the inside covers.

Garnet paper is, besides a brand name, a type of sandpaper that may actually have garnet stone crushed as an abrasive (newly acquired knowledge thanks to Herr Haptic Erni)

Very HAPTIC, sandpo Sand Book! Thank you, Helen.

(And "Rosie" must be the doggie that  loves the beach ;-)

 

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Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 11, 2011 at 12:47am
What a wonderful boekie, so deliciously grainy...
Comment by cheryl penn on April 10, 2011 at 10:53pm
Hey Katerina - thanks for doing a FAB blog of this - I have been debating whether or not to undo the stitches - decided yes today and here you have posted a marvelous blog - thank you Katerina and thank you Helen

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