Sometimes the smallest thing can seem to take ages. After the many days it took me to design, gather materials and then make this embossed guest book for the wedding, I wonder how many months must be spent on some of those exquisite inlaid timber pieces.
Anna, whose wedding is on the weekend, and for whom I am doing artwork as a wedding gift, had asked me to make a wedding guest book for her. No guidance given, so I decided on something bridal though contemporary which I hope will be very much in keeping with the wedding. It is on the way to her now with my daughter who is up from Sydney preparing for the wedding as one of the bridemaids.
I always worry unnecessarily when I am asked to do a commission .... much prefer people to see something in the studio and ask to buy it! Anyway, I am pleased with the results. As is often the case, it is not easy to photograph books. The book is bound in perspex, and under the beautiful soft white circled paper lies the black cover which is embossed and also I designed a logo and incorporated that into the front cover. Each indivicual page is also embossed with the same image down the right hand side. The book sits in a perspex box with a partition for pens, and then the whole slips into a perspex case.
Hope she likes it .... the photos make it look black and cream but it is black and white.