Blue Bone Books

Blue Bone Books

Book Art

Custom book art, sculptures, paintings and drawings, Robin Lysne will create heirloom items for your home or office. She focuses on works about and around our natural environment.  
Mutant Flowers

This sculpture is made from flax, cotton, and abacca fibers caste into sheets and attached to birchbark stems. Some flowers have already fallen and lay around the sculpture.
 Value: $500

Mutant Lilies


 is a one-of-a-kind handmade paper book with a long poem that begins with images of bees and birds and moves through all things that fly including airplanes, and angels. The poem is handwritten on handmade paper pages made of abacca fiber paper and housed in a custom book box made for the book. The binding is coptic bound with linen thread. The poem has been published in "Cesura" by the San Jose Poetry Center.

The book was part of 500 Handmade Books edited by Julie Chen. This is a one of a kind book. The book took over 100 hours or more to produce. Suitable for children of all ages. It can be yours for $1000 US dollars. To place an order, just email rhlysne (at) 
Deer Book - Carousel Book
Deer Book offers a long poem with documentation on the back to an incident in 2008 and 2009 that shocked the author and residents of Pt. Reyes, CA, with the elimination of 1050 Axis and Fallow Deer in the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. After 911 the deer were considered 'Invasive species' and were targeted as 'foreign invasives' by the park manager. Prior to that they had been on the land of the park before it was a park and much beloved by the residence in Pt. Reyes, CA. They did not eat the same thing as domestic deer, and were loved by the author, as they had been a sign to her to begin writing her books as a young woman. This is the first of two books, another a poetry collection about the deer is called, Poems for the Lost Deer, and available on the poetry page. The book is a carousel book, with a removable spine and push war technique brushwork to create images framed in a third layer of windows, a second middle layer is handmade printed Japanese paper cut out to form a lacy forest effect. The panes frame images relating to the poems words below. The book can be viewed closed, as a codex, or extended to 6' in length and read as a small mural. A photo of the 'Wailing Wal'l for the deer appears in the center back that was posted by the residence of Pt. Reyes. The book is one of a kind and is available for sale by the author for $500. 
Deer Book closed

Deer Book


Thorns of Longing
Thorns of Longing is a custom book made in windows with a poem that offer the reader abstract imagery in push-war technique or dry brush on Arches handmade paper. The poem, Thorns of Longing, is also in her new book Mosaic, New and Selected poems. Value: $250

Thorns of Longing


Mother Earth Ritual Box
Mother Earth Ritual Box is a handmade book art work that allows the owner to create a rite of passage or ritual with friends or family. The four directions are represented to support the rite, with a cloth of stars representing the Milky Way and Divine Mother. The book art piece has an instruction book inside with a long poem that gives instructions. Handmade with book fabric and handmade boxes, that fit in a circle, the art piece has been used by the author for rites of passage in her classes and workshops. Receive a custom book art piece like this one for $700.