For some time I had been trying to find a way to protect the books while they are inside my bag. I usually wear huge bags and I tend to carry a lot of stuff, and the books tend to end up with very damaged covers, especially the corners. I wanted a very practical solution, something easy and cheap that would protect the book I carry in my bag. And today I’ve had an idea.
I have taken a roll of rationell variera plastic, which is actually sold as a drawer mat (I’ve just noticed that now it’s not available in blue, only in grey and transparent), and I’ve cut it so that the book would fit. I’ve made three holes in it, two on each side to insert an elastic band to hold the cover in place, and another one in the centre of the end that will fold on top of the other, to insert another elastic that will be used to keep it folded. With the bit of plastic that was left of what I had cut in the first place I’ve made a tube to protect my reading glasses and a bookmark.
And if you decide to release the book you've been carrying, all you have to do is roll it all together and use the elastic band to keep it rolled.
dutchbooky for the Dutch translation, Alice-Eve for the French translation, last-unicorn for the Italian translation, pulcherrima for the translation into Danish, ThursdayN for the translation into Swedish, juhturo for the translation into Hungarian, Roberto for the translation into Galician, Jorge for the translation into Asturian, dotdot for the translation into Finnish, Bluemchenblatt for the translations into German and Polish, to zzz for the translations into Serbian, to pepita-di-Corfu for the translation into Greek, to QuanticDog for the translation into Basque, to shimi for the translation into Norwegian, to Ina-nbg for the translation into Bulgarian, to dezirantino for the translation into Esperanto, to Sfogs for the translation into Japanese, to Strutul for the translation into Romanian, to DanielaBova for the translation into Czech, to all the friends in the Portuguese forum, who helped a lot, whenever I caught them, with the Portuguese translation... ...and to everyone who pointed out little mistakes and helped making this labels. And if you want another language added,just send me the translation!
Only the labels on this website have been done by me. I know that someone modified the graphic content of some of these labels and uploaded to another website. As this person only modified the graphics (changed them, actually) my name remains at the bottom of each label. I want to say that I have nothing to do with those labels, or for any labels that might appear anywhere with my name on them, and that I am in no way responsible for their content.
Some of the early mandalas were found on the Internet or in books and then I coloured them with watercolours. The newer mandalas have been designed by me as well.
Also, I will post some bookplates and bookmarks that I have made for other people using graphics of unknown origin and authorship. If somebody thinks that there is a copyright violation, please let me know and the bookplate or bookmark will be removed immediatly.