Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lots of Little Open Books

I just finished a batch of open books. Always takes soooooo long to finish photographing.. I have them available for sale on my web page under the "available" section. Or here is a quick link:

This is a graphic from an old book of miracles. but to me it looks like the end of the world:-)

aberdeen bestiary

Medieval Illuminated book of animals

meteors or shooting stars shown in medieval times. I think the three suns drawing was actually something called a "sun dog" or maybe it was UFO. hehehe!!

Alice in Wonderland Mad hatter Tea Party

Adam and Eve being thrown out of the garden of Eden.

Illuminated Medieval book

Book I made for Patty... one of the winners of my book shop naming contest.. "It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open. "


  1. OOOOHHHH, Ericka! They are DIVINE!!!!! I think I am going to HAVE to go to your link right now!!!

  2. wow this is amazing! SOOOOOO talented!

  3. I love your books Ericka! I hope you made some for your book shop :)

    Victoria ❤

  4. These are beautiful!! Brilliant!!
    xxx Glenda

  5. I love your books, they are so nice.
    lg Eva

  6. no tengo palabras!!! maravillosos

  7. O`ooo aren`t they marvellous! Super! I adore them!

  8. absolutely fantastic work! love the comet book the best, than Frankie ;)

  9. Your books are the best Ericka! I always wonder what the best paper is to use, yours looks so so fine not like normal everyday paper? I try to do open books for my own projects but struggle so with getting the hang of sticking them to look like they are being flicked open. You do it so brilliantly Im so envious of your talent! Kate xxx

  10. Ericka, I agree with Kate: your wonderful books are the best! Such a fantastic work!!


  11. Thanks you guys so much.. Kate I keep meaning to say..Really cheep typing paper is thin and easy to work with. Sometimes in the craft stores they have that paper that looks like it is homemade? Not sure if you know what I mean.. That really stains up with the tea well and bends really nicely into the shape I want it too. I have made so many open books that I don't think about how I do it anymore. But I am always experimenting with different papers..

  12. Thanks Ericka, cheap paper sounds good to me ! xxx

  13. Hi Erika!
    I just found your blog, and I fell in love with your work! Everything I see here, is fantastic and very inspiring. I shared some of your work and links to your blog and website in my blog to my Finnish readers.

  14. Thanks Helina.. Where is your blog? I would like to see:-)