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Moon Kept by AnnEnchanted Moon Kept by AnnEnchanted
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286 pages, counted front and back, of 89 gsm archival acid-free parchment shade paper hand sewn onto two large cords. Acrylic painted canvas stretched over heavy bookboard with a closing flap and cords made with my lucet. (Tutorial of cord making). Book measures 15x22 cm or 5.75 x 8.75 and weighs over a pound. Two bookmarks of braided natural shade hemp.

I named it Moon Kept because of the tie. It can be tied in a pretty much unlimited number of ways. I personally keep a journal with a clasp like this, and I tie it all sorts of different ways, for a number of reasons, but primarily because if anyone were to open my book there would be no way they could tie it back in the same elaborate way that I had it. Therefore I always know if someone has been peaking. In this moon journal, your secrets are tied away.
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   Writer
Very cool style!
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SweetnSour333 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Photographer
By far my favorite!! ^-^
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely for this old Moonchild!  :glomp:
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e-pona Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Beautifully done.  I love how you listed the specs, and the fact that you even made the cords.  The design is simple enough to accentuate and not overpower, even though it has all the details of the knots.  Just overall... makes me happy to look at, haha.  Keep up the good work! :)
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!
By the way I like your name, horse goddess right?
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e-pona Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You are quite welcome. 
Thanks!  That's right, though I originally just took it to mean horse (I was a kid).  Most people just think of Link's horse.
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Evon-Adaunt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply lovely I can see this being used by a friendly traveling mage ^^ oh! I will have to use something similar to this as a refferance for a story or something ^^
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
What a neat idea, my book escaping into a story, a fantasy.

Thanks for the watch and all the favorites! Much appreciated.
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Evon-Adaunt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe isn't that was a great craftsmen likes to hear that their art gave rise to more? ^^  if I get it published I will have to use this as a base for the actual cover.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It is great, to have an idea that inspires new ideas.
Be sure to let me know if you get published to I can see how everything turned out. :)
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Evon-Adaunt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ yes now to work!!! *slams into brick writer's block then screams like Luke when he finds out who his father is*  (bonus points if you get the reference)
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ah crap, my hand.
NoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo...
*swan dive*
*yodel scream like tarzan*

Me get geek references? Never.
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Evon-Adaunt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ^^ true but I have a friend that has never seen them and she watches The Doctor
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm just the opposite. I've never seen The Doctor, although everyone keeps telling me to.
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:iconarinadadragonspeaker:
Gorgeous work!!! If I ever have money again I will surely buy one. :D
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Please consider taking time to look through the other featured pieces and faving the article to support the other artists!
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KissOfDarkness13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
It has been ages since I've seen a good lucet cord! A fine bookmaking job you have done.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I appreciate that! I only started with the lucet a few months ago so you're really the first who knew what a good job of it looked like and to approve of mine. :D
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KissOfDarkness13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I've been luceting on and off for years; I learned how in a 1700's reenactment in St. Augustine, Florida. :)
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
St.Augustine is such a great city. I used to go there all the time when I lived in Orlando. I loved going to the castle and the great dinner theatre there.
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KissOfDarkness13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh yes, I love it there. The beach is nice also, and I love climbing the lighthouse.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I love the name too!
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
very beautifully crafted!
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! and for the watch as well :D
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work!
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Grape-Soda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
ADOOOOORE this~

when I'm caught up on those silly bill type things I think I shall be taking a stop at your store.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Bills are pesky like that. I appreciate your stopping into the store, anytime.
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loreleft27 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so very very beautiful lovely knotwork
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morgaine-art Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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pittyarte Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it very much
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venatorfend Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
It's soooooo wonderful! O_O
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Mattsma Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OOO LA LA!! This is very nice :D
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Elektryczna-Padlina Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Oh my.... :heart:
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Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
that is so beautiful!
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Elegant and rustic. I love that the design is muted against the texture of the bookcover itself. Looks mystical and durable. Lovely design.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :D Love your earrings by the way.
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you! :) And you're very welcome!
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow!! I think this one is one of my favourites works from you!! I love it!! How did you make the cloth (it's cloth, right?) to make this forms in the spine? It's amazing!

I'm posting this one on Tumblr, I'm sure my followers would love to see it!!!!
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Cloth- painted canvas. The priming and painting makes it stiffer to work with, meaning it keeps shapes better. Then I lay it across the spine and start shaping it over the cords I sewed the signatures to. Best tool I've found to get it to rest in there is my own two thumbs. Then I glue it so it'll stay where I tell it to.
Thanks for the repost. You're awesome.
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, amazing process!
Thank you :giggle: You're awesome too :aww:.
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armortheairlock Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT THING.

GIVE IT.

TO ME.

NOW. :iconamgplz:
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning.
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TheSolitas Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Superb, I adore the design and soft tone to it.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and for the watch, and the llama :D
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TheSolitas Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You're very welcome and thank you for the llama in return ^_^
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lunarius-net Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is exquisite! What a gorgeous way to decorate the book while not overpowering the other details.
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for saying so, that was really what I was trying for this one. Accentuating and not contesting the books structural details.
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lunarius-net Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
You did an amazing job at it.
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