I think it's important to recognize that art is not always perfect. I used to beat myself up if a project didn't come out how I imagined it. Now I just embrace it and move on. Here is a perfect example of imperfection.
I took a pad of 12 in x 18 Canson watercolor paper (15 sheets) and folded each piece in half, creating a 12 in x 9 in page. Then I made 5 signatures (each signature had 3 pieces of paper). Next I did some coptic stitching, AND this is were I started going wrong. Stitching the individual signatures went well it was the stitching of the signatures to signature that somehow got off track. However, at the moment I am unaware of this fact. I'm focused on the finished piece.
I had a beautiful piece of handmade Japanese paper that I used to cover all of these pieces with. I really thought I measured well on this part but NO, I didn't. To put the entire book together, I placed the book inside the cover. Here I notice that the measurements are off and that part of the pages will be seen peeking out from the cover. There's nothing I can do about that. So, I glued the top of the book to the inside of the top cover and did the same on the last page.
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