She is 8"x8" - I made her myself thanks to the wonderful instruction of my darling daughter Karly :) Big Bertha is my first handbound book and I loved the process. She is filled with all kinds of found papers including discarded photocopies, pages from text books - music books - atlases and also some file folders and cut up paper shopping bags. I never quite know how those pages will accept the spray inks I've been using and that is half the fun of this book - happy surprises!!
This has become my Mandala journal and I am really enjoying the square format! I have pics taken that need to be resized and I will post them soon along with a tutorial on how I create these backgrounds.
Here are a few pages from my Big Bertha journal -
On my good days I sit at my art desk and use my spray inks to create backgrounds for these mandalas - artistically all I can do on my dizzy days is sit quietly and draw my mandalas. I am really thankful to have something to keep me busy :)