I was very fortunate to learn the bookbinding techniques of DJPettitt, who creates fabulous mixed media art books. Learning to make books was the perfect synergy of all I have been doing lately, which is collage, beading, bead embroidery, collection of ephemera, calligraphy, abstract and representational drawings sewing, hoarding found objects, and mixing my media. What better way to stir the collected interests than art books. This small art book is my second book and it has stitching, bead work, altered vintage imagery, beading and features beaded details and vintage metal elements. The twelve pages within are composed of paper and fabric and and are a visual essay called The Winter Sky. When closed the book is 3.5" x 5" and one inch thick.