I had a gentle reminder from She Who Must Be Obeyed that I had not blogged her beautiful book yet. As it is not strictly Mail Art I had not thought to show it to you all in IUOMA, but as we have had some other Bones of Contention works here it is. I am so so honoured that the book was made specially for me, using some images from a collaborative book that Cheryl and I had done in 2009. The pages are made from another of Cheryl's books that she took apart and remade the paper. Using her signature stiching, stamped letters and bits of mesh Cheryl has managed to again astound me with this book, it is so tactlie and thought provoking. What is the bone of contention here? Is it the fact that our styles of working are so different? In the original book I found Cheryl's work to be quite dark in subject matter and i tried to lighten it with my drawings much to Cheryl's amusement. She says "YOU CAN TRY LIGHTEN A DIALOGUE"

I love the meandering and zigzagging of the red thread throughout the book, holding it all together. (Is there any red thread left in Durban shops I wonder??)

I have just noticed whilst sitting here waiting for the upload that the bones are sewn on with GREY thread and each bone has a little symbol pencilled onto them. That is what I love about Cheryl - expect the unexpected!

And thanks to the Penn family for saving all their roast chicken bones.

Oh and the book is large - 25 x 18 cm.


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Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 30, 2011 at 7:16pm
pupetts. you are the pupettes!
Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 30, 2011 at 7:14pm
Dog-gone-it where's your backbone? Onward and pupward
Comment by cheryl penn on June 30, 2011 at 10:05am
Sweet Pea!  You're on form!!!! :-)))
Comment by Marie Wintzer on June 30, 2011 at 9:54am
Pup.... is it only me or does that sound slightly funny? thanks for the offer, DVS, but I'll only take them if they are contention pup. eroni.
Comment by cheryl penn on June 30, 2011 at 9:22am
DVS - I can count on you for a good laugh in the morning :-)) Chocolate turned his stitched lip up.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 30, 2011 at 5:48am

cb, I could not find any bones. What about Pup-eroni? They're like bones. And they're Simba's favorite.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 29, 2011 at 1:08am
yip, someone pulled a real boner, a regular fox paw. Ray Johnson is looking down from heaven and asking: "How do you mash those potatoes?" And Bruce is saying: "Baby, we were bone to run."
Comment by Marie Wintzer on June 29, 2011 at 12:31am

She who must be obeyed :-)))))  this will get me through the day :-))

I'm still jealous I didn't get a real bone.

Comment by Alicia Starr on June 29, 2011 at 12:26am

Yikes.  My comment about Cheryl's "Bones of Contention" book were not meant to be critical. 'The book stands on it's own without the words' is probably how I could have worded my statement. 

Sorry.  No harm intended. 

Val, maybe I need some mentoring on this.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 28, 2011 at 10:05pm

Hi there! The lights are back on, so will work in the wee hours after midnight it seems:-)

And this is a Cheryl masterpiece, yes indeedy!

Me got bone-of-contention...but won't mention it here, at this time.

(...and me really got one of Cheryl's Bone-of Contention :-)

This is a beauty, Les...thanks for sharing!



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