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"Before Waking", a photo book created for my Color Photography class. All photos were taken and printed by yours truly. The book is coptic bound single pages(16 in all), with hand-deckled Arches 140 paper and a 160 Rives paper jacket, water-colored and lettered by hand. The book cover was cut, covered, and decorated with gouache and watercolor by me. I bound it by hand with waxed linen thread. The dedication page contains a tinted and hand-lettered poem ("The Waking", by Theodore Roethke). This was my first experience in creating a book.