Artifice book – STORMY ORACLE

Mythology and history have always interested me (most things do) and I constantly find myself drawing inspiration from them.

This journal was a mixture of myth and history. The cover art depicts a stylized robed and hooded Sibyl, conduit for the gods, keeper of prophecy. In her hands she holds the bowl and the laurel branch, the iconic accessories of the Oracle.

I hand-dyed the leather to lend it a mottled, stormy look. It seemed appropriate, since a Sibyl’s prophecies tapped into the Otherworld, and were usually dangerous to play with. The edges are hand-sewn in frosted silvery thread, and the inside lining is a gorgeous tobacco brown sueded leather.

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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