While I was making my books my original intention was to do some with my own original hand carved stamp images. Kiki bird needed a place to perch, after all trees that we are saving are Kiki's home. I carved a branch and then a separate tiny trio of leaves to add where I may like. I would also like to mention the covers are made from this great matte white cardboard that comes in each bundle of the prescription label packs we use at work.
The paper inside the green Kiki book is recycled brown craft paper.
The blue Kiki has post consumer white multipurpose paper
I hope to get them to my Etsy shop by the end of the day. I will be in the cage for 12 hours today though.
*a note about the cage if you have not been with me all this time~ the cage is the pharmacy I am a pharmacist at and once in there I can not leave for 12 hours and being away from my art is like stuffing me in a cage...the small area and gate have a lot to do with it too!
* More about the recycled cardboard cover material~ My technician has been saving a them for years for a local art teacher. I have grabbed them from time to time but they never came in white before. They make for great projects. I will get the word out to every store in the chain if I have to for saving them. We fill 200-over 300 prescriptions a day and add new packs at least twice a day. There are 2 of these pieces in each pack and they are larger than a business sized paper. I imagine there is a large amount that is being thrown out in the other stores as we are a "smaller volume" pharmacy. I am on a mission now to save them all!