Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A Book in Progress....



A few months ago my mum and I were thrift shopping (a favourite pasttime!) and stumbled upon a vintage book shop. To my joy, I came across this vintage French book. As soon as I saw its robin's blue egg crackled cover and began turning the pages, I was inspired to create an altered journal...a place I could transform each page into my own little minutia - thoughts, dreams, inspirations, and creative expressions.



My collection of stamps, vintage French papers, watercolour pencils, sea shells, and of course, glitter (gotta add some glitz!) all came out to embellish each page...and each page has come to tell a story. It's still a work in progress, something I know I can find comfort and enjoyment in each time I return to it.













If you happen to come across an old book, spend some time embellishing it with your own creativities amongst pages filled with histories and add to the author's creation!

4 comments:

Deb said...

Your altered art book is fantastic! Of course ... I AM your #1 fan.
Mum

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Thank you for coming by my blog! You will love Paris! It is everything I see on your blog and more...Beautiful !!

ArtsyMama said...

I love absolutely everything about this. Just gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see your progress with it:)

Sheila said...

I have seen these before, but haven't attempted one myself..YET!
Perhaps I should keep my eyes open for a suitable book..I'll let you know if I find one..!