The Take A Word prompt this week was MEN. I love doing these challenges because it really gets my mind going in ways I may not have expected. It somehow brought me to one of my favorite poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which then lead me to my favorite poem, The Wreck of the Hesperus. I started out attemping to make a fabric book cover but ended up making a fabric book that contains my beloved poem instead. Now I can easily open up my book and read it often.
The image of Longfellow was taken from online and printed on Lutradur Mixed Media Sheets. I bought these a while back but wasn't exactly sure for what use. They worked perfect for the photo and printing the poem. I used Peltex to stiffen the pages, and just played around with how to bind my little book.
I am really happy with the way it turned out and my favorite nautical button found a good home.