Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Book of Days Spread - Happy Mail

This is a week spread from last year in March. This is one I really like, because I made a fold-out page and included some Happy Mail. I have been working some in my book for this year, but not as often as I would like. I have been working on some other altered books as well. I wish I could spend more time, and I hope to be putting more time in soon. Vacation is next week - woo hoo!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Up North" Altered Book Spread

Altered book page that I did a while back. I added the scripture and a few additional touches. I like it much better now.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

He Gave Me Wings Altered Book Page

This page was done in honor of my dad. He was my biggest fan and my hero. His unconditional love was critical in making me who I am today. I will ever be grateful for having such a father.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What I Know For Sure - Altered Book Page

What I Know for Sure - Book of Days.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Remember - Be Yourself Altered Book Page

This spread was lots of fun - I really like the color combination and there is so much texture! I used a stencil and put molding paste through - and I finally got around to using the blue flower cut-out ribbon. The vintage photo is from a magazine.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Discover Joy Altered Book Page

Another altered book page that I just finished.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Skiing in MI

We had a wonderful time out cross-country skiing at our local nature center. This is an old log home complex that is just so fabulous in the snow. We have had so little snow this year, that it was thrilling to have the chance to get out in it.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

"In Paris" Altered Book Page

Paris Altered Book Page
This quote in French is from Ernest Hemingway - "There are only two places in the world where we can live happy:  at home and in Paris."

Friday, February 08, 2013

Time Enough Altered Book Page

Altered Book Page
This two-page spread was made for an altered book round robin I participated in where the theme was butterflies.

Love Takes Off Masks - Altered Book Page

This is an altered book page from a couple of years ago. I added a digital quote.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

February Spred - Book of Days Altered Book

Welcome to February - Book of Days

I seem to be in love with red right now - maybe it is because Valentine's Day is around the corner, or maybe it is just because red is one of my most favorite colors. I am especially enjoying red and black and white as a combo.  It makes me think of the "reveurs" in Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It has become one of my favorite book and I am hoping to make an altered book with that theme. If you haven't read it, I recommend it. I think she has the most wonderful way of making words turn into images as you read. I just absolutely loved it!
Barnes & Noble

Saturday, February 02, 2013

One Little Word 2013 - Devotion - Book of Days

Book of Days 2013 - One Little Word - "Devotion"

This is one of my first pages in my new Book of Days for 2013. I am again using an old book to refurbish into an art journal. I just really love doing altered books.

Rust in the Snow

Friday, February 01, 2013

Perfection Equals a Broken Heart Altered Book Page

Perfectionism = a Broken Heart

Perfectionism is something that I struggle with daily. When I let it get the better of me, I hurt others around me and also myself. I need to continually remind myself that I won't be perfect and I need to be satisfied with my best effort and then say "enough"! I usually expect to much of myself and those around me. Maybe it is partly because I am a first-born. Maybe because of a hyper-critical mother. I don't know all the reasons why, but I do know that it can be very destructive.