attendtobeauty:

A lovely image of mindfulness wrought on the left sleeve of Queen Elizabeth’s gown in the Rainbow portrait.  Though often interpreted as wisdom (serpent) guides the heart (ruby), the serpent, in fact, is a quite ancient symbol of female power as well as wisdom.  It with many of the other symbols in the portrait lend themselves to multiple interpretations, as the Queen’s court was perfumed with alchemical and other metaphysical influences.

lvxxvl:

mymagicalstudy:

lvxxvl:

Fourth attempt at book binding.

WOW! this looks awesome!

Did you make the design on the front?

i would love to do this some day… if its not too much trouble, could you point me in the direction of any webpages or books where you got your instructions/process from?

The front & back cover were taken out of this book and all the other art was taken from here.
For starters I practiced with this and this video to make the text block (the pages part) and then I basically took the info for making a hardcover cloth cover and used paper instead (because I don’t have any cloth, or book binding board either so I used cardboard).
Basically to get started you will need a whole bunch of paper, a bone folder, an alm, book binding needles, pva glue and a brush, and a bunch of nice paper for the end pages and to decorate the covers.

I also stalk the book binding tag on here for inspiration and new ideas.

Great! thanks :)

lvxxvl:

Fourth attempt at book binding.

WOW! this looks awesome!

Did you make the design on the front?

i would love to do this some day… if its not too much trouble, could you point me in the direction of any webpages or books where you got your instructions/process from?