daisy chain

It has been far too long since I last updated. The semester has been pretty intense and is nearly over.
And it's only going to get crazier after that! I got offered an internship at the facility I stayed at last summer while studying abroad in Italy. So I will be skipping my college graduation and opting for a plane ride to Rome! So, come May 21st, expect more posts of drawings from my sketchbook!

Now, on to the latest work! For Artist's Books I was assigned to make an edition of five and this is what happened. This project really came to fruition as I was making it. It was mainly inspired by a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.

For this is wisdom, to love and live.
To take what fate or the God's may give.
To ask no question, to make no prayer.
To kiss the lips and caress the hair.
Speed passion's ebb as we greet it's flow.
To have and to hold, and, in time, let go.

I used my purple and white handmade paper finally too. Each little 'daisy chain' flower book is housed in a drop spine box. I had to make up a stitch for the pages since they were irregular and needed to behave more as a hinge. So this is what happened!

Here are all 5 of my little lovelies!


  1. wow.. these books are beautiful!! did you make those gorgeous boxes to??
    A very magical quote.. Rome here you come..how exciting!!!!!congratulations!

  2. Made the boxes too! It has taken quite some time to finish them!
    And thank you! I am so excited to get back there!

  3. chelsea, you create such amazing things with your mind and hands. these are beautiful.


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