Thursday, September 9, 2010

Incredible Woman #48 - Serene Heiner. Favorite Word and Handmade Books...

KARA: "What is your favorite word? Why?"

SERENE: "Splendiferous. Because it makes me happy. I also like making up words. I think swearing is highly overrated. It's so much more fun to say something like: stinkin' blinkin'."

KARA: "Tell us about making books. I’ve always loved handmade books – what is the process you go through?"

SERENE: Well, someone recommended the class to me at BYU. Once I took it I just fell in love. I love working with my hands and I even had the opportunity to teach Bookbinding at BYU for two semesters before we moved. It's fun because you get to decide everything about it!

All the materials I use for the covers and the paper inside are very large so I cut everything down to the size I want. I can make the book covers out of paper or fabric, sometimes both, and there are different ways to hand sew it up depending on the style I want.

It's pretty time consuming. Not only work wise but also because things need to dry thoroughly before you can move on.

That's just fascinating. I love to see a talent like that. I wish I could learn to do something like that, don't you?! Tomorrow is our last day with Serene. We'll talk about her artwork and her beauty secrets. Don't miss it!


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cool!

carolyne b said...

What awesome talent you have... amazing.

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