Letter from the Bookmaker – Freebie

Letter from the Bookmaker – Freebie

The handmade books I make are not very traditional. They are made from many things and filled with an assortment of different papers and images. A journal about the garden might have snippets of lace flowers and images from old garden catalogs. A collage might contain a bit of grass from the garden or a dried flower. Fabric flips and hidden writing corners. Fancy collaged paperclips with a strip of silk from a sari waving from the top. They elicit some oohs and aahs and sometimes the old images make folks remember a time gone by.

It is all good but, as I said, not very traditional so people often don’t know what to do with one of this books when it is given to them.

I wrote this letter (inspired by one I saw that Jibid Neary had written) and I tuck a copy of it into every book I make. I think it helps soften the confusion for the person who might receive the book as a gift. At least I hope so.

I offer this freebie to the junk journal book making community as a thank you to all I have learned from all of you, thank you for your continual support on my YouTube videos, and now, to celebrate the launch of my online store, Poppiness, where I offer digital downloads of my eco dyed papers and much more.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Gro-Helen

    Thank you so much Susan – this was a great explanation for the recipient of a journal 🙂

  2. Lynn Johnson

    This letter you made is just wonderful, I too didn’t know if people outside the Journal community would know what it was or how to use it. You said it well, thank you so much.

  3. Rankin Studios

    Susan, this letter is wonderfully written. It captures the essence of
    all types of journals. Your words were vivid to the imagination and
    poetry to the ear.
    I have used Jibid’s letter (after asking her) in my journals. I, now,
    will have another letter to choose from.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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