Book Arts Improv Book #3: A Dog’s Diary
I had a really strange spark of inspiration for this week’s Improv book. All I kept hearing was, “I puked puce.” Finally, I realized that it had to be a book about a dog. I could totally see Wiggum puking puce after eating something he wasn’t supposed to eat.
Yep, dog barf moved me.
Here are the themes I was working with this week:
- A line you’ve heard at the movies way too many times: I want what she’s having
- A rejected crayon color: Puce
- What you wanted to be when you grew up: Veterinarian
I proudly introduce A Dog’s Diary:
The bookboard covers were covered with brown lokta paper. The text block was printed in Book Antiqua on Mohawk Superfine paper.
I knew that I would be sewing over leather straps and it didn’t take long for me to decide that one of them would look like a collar. The straps were created with leftover scraps of goat leather from PBI.
Here’s the complete text of the book, along with notes in brackets so you know which image goes where:
What’s that? [grapes image here]
I want what she’s having.
I don’t feel so good.
I puked puce. [puddle image here]
Off to the veterinarian. [cross image here]
I feel better now.
Home at last.
What’s that? [chocolate image here]
This book was printed in a limited edition of 5 copies.
I’ll be posting the last of this year’s Improv themes tomorrow, so be sure to come back if you’d like to enter the weekly drawing.
I’m looking forward to the final week!