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Make It: Creative Hands

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Copoulos-Selle, Stephanie
Cox, Doris E.

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N7433.4 .C667 M35 2011 Cage

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Citron Press

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[Waukesha, Wisconsin]: Citron Press, [2011?].

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1 v. (various pagings): ill.; 25 cm.

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Ed. limited to 50 copies, signed by the artist.

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"This book was printed on pages of 'Creative Hands' by Doris Cox and Barbara Warren Weismann. Other papers used were Rives, Strathmore, Hahnemuhle, Stonehenge, and laid linen. The text and images were printed with letterpress, Solar Plates, and screen printing. The 'Journal' and recipe were laser printed." -- Colophon.

Bound in artist-printed, letterpressed paper over boards; three sewn signatures with visible sewing on paper spine.

Some pages cut to half width and some pages are folded.

Pockets hold the 'Journal' and the recipe.

Title letterpress printed on a paper label collaged to the front cover.

Altered and recycled pages.Collage. Two pocket tip ons. Exposed coptic binding with title on front board.

Stephanie Copoulos-Selle, Introduction: "Quilts, wooden toys, pillow cases, and other handmade objects are items we treasure or hate. They are the record of the human urge to create. Creation is not the sole domain of poets and artists, but an integral part of all peoples. To live is to create. From the beginning of history humans made objects that went beyond mere necessity. They enhanced surfaces of pottery with paint and carvings. From found rocks and bones they created small intimate sculptures to carry with them. They buried their dead with loving symbols of remembered life, precious artifacts, and the promise of another world. Humans have spent time remaking favorite things from the past or unique objects never seen before. The results are accomplishments but the end product is not always the goal. The process or the act of making is the core of the creative force. That process can encompass frustration or pleasure, but the desire to make continues." -- from Vamp & Tramp web page.