It was in 2000 that I made this book for my girlfriend. The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy.
It's basically a story about how we both met composed in fairy tale fit. Divided into 7 chapters, the book was originally written as a short poem, but due to my mind's constant bothering my goodnight sleep to add more spice, sugar and a bit of colored flavoring into it. And Boy, it went on like that for a couple of nights until the short verse transformed into a 175 line children's ballade.
All the characters in the story are based on real people that surrounds us. Like the birds that accompanied the Dewdrop Fairy when singing -- they actually symbolized my wife's involvement with choral. And the shoes that the Dewgazer meets is based on my old white car which my friends and I call Kasandra.
Handmade and book bound, artworks in each page were done in watercolor and ink including the written poem. I gave the finish book to my girlfriend's birthday on April of 2001.
And in 2004 I was reading The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy as a bedtime story to our beautiful daughter.