From handmade journal by Paulus Berensohn.
“Do something. Start with pleasure. Make a list of all the things that are pleasurable in your life and then make an art form out of one of them. And if you’re courageous, make a list of all the things that are difficult in your life and make an art form out of one of them.” -Paulus Berensohn, speaking in the film To Spring from the Hand
Link to video clip on bookmaking: https://youtu.be/_ubbZ6uz9QI
This is from a 30-day sketchbook challenger class I am just beginning:
“Paulus Berensohn is a dancer and potter. He has taught journal making to thousands of people across the world, guiding them through the process of making and using them.
In the opening segment of this video, Paulus tells us that this type of journal making – especially for Artists – isn't so much about diarizing one's life, but being connected to your "portable studio." This can become a personal space that deeply connects you to your art-making, allowing you to tap into your imagination, intuition and inspiration.
Paulus shares with us beautiful hand-made journals and papers, and speaks about why personalizing them is so important. He sometimes refers to these journals as "Soul's Kitchen."
Link to video: https://youtu.be/Vry9_AycQPM
The work described is so beautiful. I’d love the recipe for the wheat paste and rice paste to try. I’d like to make my own paper.