Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Tiny Book of Birds

This is a little accordion book I made today.
I learned book binding
while visiting my sister in Spain
almost 13 years ago.
I wrote the title with watercolor and
a very fine round brush.
It makes a really cute display.
The "Tiny Book of Birds"
measures 2 by 1.5 inches.

53 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Heather T. said...

It is absolutely adorable. You printed out the birds, right? (My eyes will pop out of their sockets if you tell me you painted those beautiful birds in such tiny versions...)

7/22/2008 5:48 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Your eyes are safe Heather :) heehee
The birdies are printed on Fabriano watercolor paper.

7/22/2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger mikawendy said...

Ohhhh, this is breathtakingly beautiful!!

7/22/2008 6:11 PM  
Anonymous jouette said...

i really, really love this!
you are so talented :)

7/22/2008 6:46 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

That is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! And I wish I had a sister in Spain!!

7/22/2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger mangosteenskin said...

wow! this idea is great!! that book is so stiny maybe i need microscope to see the details!

7/22/2008 7:26 PM  
Blogger Priti said...

Look so adorable...nice work

7/22/2008 7:30 PM  
Blogger Laura Zarrin said...

Please tell me you'll sell a copy of this in your shop. I love it!

7/22/2008 7:35 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much friends!
Laura: I am thinking about it...maybe a small run. I'll announce it here if I decide to do it :)

7/22/2008 7:43 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

This iis beautiful. You have lovely taste.

7/22/2008 8:21 PM  
Blogger Amaluna said...

que lindo trabajo! como siempre sorprendiendonos a todos!! =)

7/22/2008 8:33 PM  
Blogger mommio @ www.kiddio.org said...

I love accordion books...they're such a simple construction but so effective, and yours is lovely with those illustrations. I'd look for these in your shop!


7/22/2008 8:57 PM  
Blogger beadbabe49 said...

wonderful book!

7/22/2008 9:12 PM  
Blogger TONYA said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I really need to learn how to do that.

7/22/2008 10:27 PM  
Anonymous ex libris said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Geninne! I'm working out designs right now for tiny books to add to my etsy shop, so this was just the motivation I need. Im also wondering, do you prefer making them with watercolor paper, or do you think medium weight drawing paper can also be a good choice?

PS: accordian pages are a great alternative to the standard book structure!


7/22/2008 11:48 PM  
Blogger DeeDee said...

Gorgeous. What a great idea.
I want to try bookbinding.

7/23/2008 3:50 AM  
Blogger EMBELLISHER said...

That is precious.an absolute treasure.

7/23/2008 4:55 AM  
Blogger Doda said...

Geninne, do you print these on a home printer? If so, can you share what type of printer do you have?
This is so cute. I used to make tiny little books when I was a child. I wrote my poetry in them. I haven't done one for a very long time. I am inspired every time I look at your blog!

7/23/2008 6:26 AM  
Blogger Pierina said...

que belleza!!! ese tipo de encuadernacion queda muy bonita y cuando son "minis" mas aun!
Un abrazo desde Argentina!!

7/23/2008 7:46 AM  
Blogger ~Valentina~ said...

WoW! Is absolutely beautiful!
The birds are just amazing and plus the book is soo cute :)
You really inspired me…

7/23/2008 8:18 AM  
Blogger Teresa aka Tess said...

Your tiny book of birds is just delightful. A very interestng way to display all of your lovely little birds. I like it, a lot!

7/23/2008 8:22 AM  
Blogger amy said...

wpw. this is just adorable!

7/23/2008 8:38 AM  
Blogger Danette said...

Oh, wow! that is absolutely fantastic!
Such a gentle piece, beautiful

7/23/2008 8:57 AM  
Blogger Vickie said...

It's so beautiful. A photo is almost not enough. It makes me want to hold it to get a better look.

7/23/2008 11:37 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I love the tiny book of birds! You need to post some of these on Etsy as necklaces. I'd buy one!

7/23/2008 1:07 PM  
Anonymous sigrid said...

very beautiful, Geninne!

7/23/2008 11:53 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I would buy these for me and my friends in a heartbeat! Adorable and beautiful!

7/24/2008 12:25 PM  
Blogger Jamie Watson said...

That is truly a masterpiece.

7/24/2008 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

You are so very clever, that book is gorgeous and possibly necessary as who could ever choose a favorite bird anyway - much better to have them all!

7/25/2008 3:26 AM  
Blogger Jenaveve said...

These tiny handbound books fascinate me! They are a little masterpiece; fantastic.

7/26/2008 1:42 AM  
Blogger Ravenhill said...

wow, what a fabulously beautiful project. I sure adore your birds!

7/26/2008 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Lasso the Moon said...


7/26/2008 9:24 PM  
OpenID floatingink said...

This tiny bird book makes me so happy. I'm with Laura--hope you'll make some for the shop.

7/27/2008 6:48 AM  
Blogger Beegirl said...

This is utterly fantastic! I'll second the round for selling these little beauties in your shop! Would make a lovely gift!

7/27/2008 7:11 AM  
Blogger Mo said...

I just found your blog, and I am in heaven. Great stuff!!!!

7/28/2008 6:08 PM  
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7/29/2008 1:24 AM  
Blogger From Tiki with Love said...

I absolutely LOVE this!

7/29/2008 1:05 PM  
Anonymous therese said...

i'd but it. definately!

8/01/2008 8:22 AM  
Blogger m. heart said...

i would love to buy one of these if you decide to sell copies...i love your bird prints but have an anxiety attack about which one i should buy when i visit your etsy shop!

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