|world tree book
the twig on the spine of this 6x9" handmade artist book (i actually call them "spirit books") is elder. a dear lady friend from nova scotia sent me a large bundle of them for my ogham sets as they don't grow here.
in celtic lore, the elder represents cycles: death, rebirth, renewal and regeneration. it's also a symbol of creativity. on the cover is one of my new world tree patches.
the closure is an antler button (via an antler found left in nature) and there are 60 naturally hand-dyed pages. in this book, the pages were dyed with organic, fair trade coffee. yum!