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Using an old book as a sketchbook.

There once was a time when I would not have entertained the idea of using a book, old or new to draw in or cut up for pictures or words or just rip a page out of it to make a print on. 570 more words

DIY And Crafts

Vintage memory book of my grandmother

Back in August — 9 months ago — I began working on what I’m calling a memory book of my grandmother. I took a bunch of sewing related items like button cards, embroidery thread, sewing related paper sources and images, and then added photos of my grandmother to create something like a glue book. 82 more words

Altered Art

The Creative Brain and an Idea Box

I’ve been getting a lot insights into my creative brain lately. Mine goes at light speed with an over abundance of ideas. This morning when I was meditating with my oracle cards (Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reed) I got an insight about using an Idea Box. 472 more words


Choosing a Pre-Altered Book

The bottom of this post includes tips for choosing your own pre-altered book.

One of my journals began as a coffee-table book, something I decided to purchase with the specific intention of covering in paint. 909 more words


Stencils and Tags in an Altered Book

When I rip out the pages of my altered book, I usually end up with a couple pages that don’t rip as close to the seam as I want. 472 more words


Happy are the Painters...

“Happy are the painters for they never shall be lonely.  Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end – or almost to the end of the day.”    -Winston Churchill… 74 more words


Remembering my Grandmother via More Than Words Monthly Challenge

Hello All!

When my grandmother died two years ago, my mother and I were the first ones in her apartment after she died. She very unexpectedly died Christmas Eve morning of old age, her heart finally giving out. 580 more words