One very important part of the monthly #areyoubookenough artists' book challenge is the feeling of being a part of a creative community. It's not just about getting something done, or about making the best work - it's a lot about support and sharing. We always pick nine books we especially liked and share those on Instagram, but I also want to share some here, as I know not everyone ventures out into the social media and I don't want you to miss out on all the fun.
The creators of the above books are tagged on the photo - not sure if they're visible and clickable for you here, but do check them out through this image on Instagram. Here are a couple of my favourite tiny books in a size you can actually see:
A few more shots of my new little book about tiny things. I have always been fascinated by moments of discovery... that moment opening a book, that moment unwrapping a present, that moment where a memory of long ago reveals a true epiphany. This book is all of those things. #epiphanybooks #bookmaking #bookbinding #tinybook #bookmakingchallenge #areyoubookenough #manray
Meu livro para o desafio #AreYouBookEnough desse mes! 😀 Toda semana eu faço um mini livro com uma costura mirabolante então, pro desafio ser realmente desafiador, quis experimentar um mini livro diferente. Uma ideia que está na cabeça há anos e agora está na mão! 🎲🍀 Obrigada @editions.studio pela oportunidade de participar desta comunidade! ❤ #canteirodealfaces #encadernação #encadernaçãoartesanal #minilivro #dado #feitoamão #bookbinding #bookarts #tiny #tinybook #copticstitch #dice #dicelover #handmadebook
I just wondering, how much papers do we need, to write 16 GB data on this tiny micro Secure Digital card or micro SD Card? hundreds, thousands, millions, billions ? nowadays we saved millions datas only on tiny storage like micro SD card (1cm x 1,5 cm) sometimes without thinking and select, because everything too easy to saved and become worthless. This month #areyoubookenough I tried to create mini book as thick as I could. And so far 20000 pages or 10000 sheets of papers. This #copticbinding book only represent 0,26 GB from this tiny 16 GB micro SD Card. Dimension of this book 1 x1,5 x 120 cm. According to www.sdsdiscovery.com page estimates for 1GB = 75.000 pages or 16 GB= 1,2 million pages. That's why, for me writing moments on papers with my hand is like mindfulness collecting datas. It's not about how much datas I collect, but how I gave a meaning to tiny moment that brings happiness and joy as part as history of my life. Maybe someday it will worth to be inspiration. Thank you @inkandawl for this month theme I had a lot of fun ❤️#bookchallenge #bookbinding #tinybook #communityovercompetition #microsdcard #analogversusdigital #areyoubookenoughchallenge #vitarlenologyareyoubookenough #mylifeasabookbinder #handmadebyvitarlenology
The February theme Tiny was an excellent one! People mostly worked on tiny, tiny projects, which meant experimenting was super easy. Larger books tend to be more time consuming (though you can spend sooooo much time on a tiny book, too!) and it's always a bit scary to try out something new when there's a risk of ruining your precious and possibly expensive materials. This month we had over 100 entries for the #areyoubookenough challenge and I was so pleased to see a huge variety of techniques and many levels of tiny. I hope the March theme Mapped is embraced with equal enthusiasm! I have my plans for the theme, but we'll see how they pan out later in the month...