Saturday, 4 July 2009

books

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i found this illustration at the local art college
end of year show. it really reminded me of
that Lynne so kindly sent me.
i also found this artist whose whole
project was all about
books and literature
and this carefully crafted
piece of writing caught my eye.

as well as the oversized books.

I've started making a few alterations
in this book which is going to be
one of my summer projects
now that term has finished
and i only have 843 jobs
on my list of things to do.









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10 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

is that writing actually quilled?!? amazing.

I really love the idea of an altered pocket flower book ... like breathing new life!

ArtSparker said...

Fun post, very inspiring.

Jeane said...

ooooo, glad to see you've paired down your 'to do' list - look forward to the alterations you have in store for this book :)

lynne h said...

whoa! i love that face painting! this way of painting faces really gets me...

put working in your book in the lower 100 at least... it's looking *great* so far... xo

notmassproduced said...

the writing is made from curled paper (I think that is called quilling but I'm not sure). Whatever it's called - it must have taken ages!

grrl+dog said...

Yes the pic is very Maira Kalman,, i could pore over her work any day.

The book is so victorian, I hop to see it's adventures.

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

i love the idea of taking books, and adding, changing, or doing something to a book to make it different!
cannot wait to see more!
:)

parisa mahmoudi said...

Wow,I love that book with different flowers!!!Good luck with your summer project! :)

Found art blog said...

Only 843?? What happened to the others?! Brilliant pictures though.... I love visiting here!

Chris said...

okay, can we talk?

this is wonderful.
do you not love that stencil?

rock on, She who doth let the flow goeth.