I wish I had a photo of what this blog is about, but I was too busy having fun to back out of the picture and take one. Sorry!
|Leysis Quesada vera|
As I flipped through what photos I had on my phone, they mentioned that they too wanted to make books. Indeed, Leysis said, she had looked on the web for instructions and tried, but, she said, "It was a disaster." I seriously doubted that, and said so, for so many of the "mistakes" we think we are making when we work turn out to be good ideas we haven't recognized yet. I was still sighing over what I was learning from their photography, but they were new at bookmaking, and rued the fact that materials like handmade paper were so hard to get.
Since US/Cuba postal mail may or may not arrive, I sent by email the promised instructions and websites, and received from Leysis this gratifying reply:
"Hola, Rachel...thanks for what you sent, and all the advice. Claudia is also motivated; we bought materials this week to start seriously. Claudia made a box and she put some prints inside and sold it...she was so happy. I was making this small example..."
|Leysis Quesada vera, book of dancers|
Big hugs, Leysis"
I'd go back to Cuba again any time, just to have another chance at the serendipitous art of that afternoon. Wouldn't you?