For this book I also ventured into writing poetry. (Text to follow) The piece of leather I found inspired me as well, with those holes and being a nice soft leather and very much shammy-like. I used my die cut machine at home with an embossing plate for metal gears to peak through the holes. Inside is canvas (remnants from cutting canvases at the art supply store) that I tea stained and did transfer prints of images I found online (and my keys) and my poem. I really do like this book.
Text of poem:
A place of solitude and quiet mediation.
A time to listen and bond
to pay attention.
An opportunity to observe and parent,
to teach and build.
A view that is ever changing,
inspiring and beautiful.
A labor of love.
A chance to serve and to help.
A worth well beyond its worldly value.
The number of times I wrote and rewrote that last line. Wow. Anywho, here is my book: