The Towel Book



This was the third and final book I made at Wordstock 2013. Sunday was a struggle emotionally, but this book was a clear highlight. Soon after I finished my book bag, I turned to our good friend Aaron (Movie Guru, Computer Whiz, and all around Total Badass) and asked, "Do you want to find some bookmaking material for me?" He accepted. Two moments later he came back to Our Home with his prize. He'd sold his soul to the New York Times for a free pink official New York Times towel. At first I didn't know what to do with it. I sort of laughed nervously and accepted the thing. 


I was about to start carving it up when Emily suggested that, maybe, it would be better if I simply bound it to the top. Brilliant! The images of public parks filled with sexy ladies and muscle bound men reading their copies of The Living City bound to the towels they laid upon filled my brain. A moment later I was already at work. 


I wish I could say I was able to finish this production scene at Wordstock, but the Hub needed an escort to her Tri-met Lift ride. That turned out to be an adventure in itself, so I elected to finish minting my proof-of-work currency for The Towel Book back home. 


PROP COSTS: $12.70 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 4hrs 52min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $48