Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Collectors of Wind

[ABOVE] View of the Puget Sound.

I am lucky to live on the tip of a peninsula where walks easily lead you to the water. I enjoy watching the sail boats move, studying how they catch and use the wind. All of my afternoons spent on the beach or on the deck of a friend's house seem to have found their way into my stitchings and letterpress printed albums.

[ABOVE] My 8x8 "sailboat" letterpress photo album. The illustration is letterpress printed in brown ink on a hard cover album covered in blue canvas, 50 acid-free pages, and includes photo corners.

[ABOVE] My 8x8 "sailboat" felt patch photo album, personalized for Matthew. The hard-cover album has 50 acid-free pages and includes photo corners. I also make them in 9x12, 12x12, and 3-ring binder sizes — with or without personalization.

On a recent trip, far away from the water, I spent quite a bit of time awestruck by the endless view of a different type of "wind collector."

[ABOVE] Eastern Washington.

I know these windmills might be considered an eyesore by some, and they may not make their way into my work anytime soon, but in that moment I could only think, How beautiful, how powerful.

~ Kata Golda

Sign up for Kata Golda's bookbinding workshop in Seattle: And look for Kata Golda's collection at two RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR events this summer:

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