When Carole was showing my Project Challenge students how to bind books yesterday, I made one too. I've decided to make collages in the book rather than write in it. For a while on my old weblog I was posting my paintings fairly regularly, but I haven't been painting lately, mostly because I'm not a painter but at the same time painting was drawing time & focus away from writing, partly because I really don't have a good place to do the messy work of painting. But with my book -- pages are about 9 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 -- all I need is scissors & a glue stick. This one com,es right out of cubism. I tried to work quickly with stuff that was just lying around on my desk or nearby; all I added to the cut out pieces were a few lines drawn with pen & pencil.