The background is an old hardcover book covered with newspaper, and layers of acrylic paint and gesso, then rubber stamped and painted with Lumiere and white gel pens. The signatures of the book were made from drawing paper and sewn in with hemp thread.
This was a personal challenge to create something useful (the book went to my friend Diane who writes wonderful lyrics. Please check out her songs by clicking on the link on the right. You never know, you might find that bit of inspiration when your in that creative slump!