The light is not the kindest today, but these shots are still better than the ones I snapped last night. I've stopped waiting for days with good light; they may not come until spring, and I can't wait until spring to share this one. I'm really happy with how this stubborn one turned out. I managed to create/save/leave the space I wanted for this quote and photo after all. There were many plans with recesses, rolled book pages, lumps of gesso and layered textiles; fortunately this simple stack of old album pages caught my eye and they were just the right colour, too (love the darker coloured pages peeking out in the corners). They're empty pages from the first Emil's album, more or less damaged by removing photos; the top one is slightly torn (actually, a lot more than slightly, but that part is hidden by the book cover) and it has some marks where adhesive was once torn off (which, for me at least, only adds interest). I prefer imperfections in my mixed media work, and perfection in my bookbinding.
Today I leave you with two new works in progress, both in Finnish, and without translations for the time being. The texts are still loose clippings, and I have yet to decide the general design of both pieces, too. Early stages.