Monday, May 28, 2012

La Femme
Altered Book

This is the cover of my altered book that I refer to as "La Femme"...all about women...the actual book itself is called Winning by Jack Welch....wonder what he would think about my turning it into a book about women!  

The..."Parsley - much more than a garnish" quote is something I ripped out of a newspaper years ago...before I even started art journals and altered books.  It used to reside on my refrigerator for quite awhile.  And now it has a permanent home.  You'll note that the female form has no embellishments on this cover except a heart.  Women are...much more than a garnish.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Red, White & Blue journal is running out of pages...what next?

 I do think of a Bluebird as being, white and blue....a variation of and totally deserving of being in this book.  Actually, I've done other pages in this journal featuring a Bluebird.  What can i say....I love Bluebirds.  The right hand page, while not being a typical red, white & blue in this book that I would include on Memorial Day weekend, i.e., not the American flag....I still love this doorway...a photo I Googled and knew it had to be in this book.  More...
 And I found a great photo to go behind the open that it too has the arched doorway inside, in keeping in the theme of this architecture.
Here's a more close-up of this page....
 And a close-up of the Bluebird page...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Red & White & Blue Journal
"The best way to find yourself is to
lose yourself in the service of others."
When you see a veteran this weekend, please remember
to thank him for his service.

Thank you, son, for your service.  
You make me proud.
This one's for you!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Home & Garden Altered Book
Alternating Doors Technique
When you open the door....
...there are more doors
A very cool technique with endless possibilities.
What goes on behind closed doors...stays behind closed doors.