Sunday, June 29, 2008

Domestic Goddess

Two more double pages to use an an altered book....

Both of these focus on the magic of ordinary life with dreams of travel and broader horizons.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


It's not quite finished, but it is coming together now....

Loving birds of all kinds, I think the paisley above the glitter bird on the left could be the perfect wing...a silk tea bag now holds a captured butterfly. The tag of the tea bag says "Paris". Everything in soft colors, mostly robin's egg and soft cocoa.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Moleskine early summer page

This is a collage and journaling page combined.

Stream of thought writing across from a fabric scrap and a magazine clipping. My brother's 50th birthday this weekend. Live in the moment and enjoy!
[the page with the black writing has become like the calendar grid for June or like the grid of a patchwork quilt...the dotted lines could even be quilting stitches. the red dot in every other block brings some of the vibrance of the fabric scrap across the page! I had started to use the other side of the little torn scrap which featured lime green and black. It fell down this way....and I saw a connection to the softer colors of the butterfly wing along with the Zen feeling of the print...which goes with living in the moment!]

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Daughter of Time (an altered book)

These are three double pages scanned from the altered book I am working on now...

this one, above is the month of May....with curtains of rain, sparkly pink sticker flowers, books to read, birds nesting and singing. A beautiful time...glorious outdoors or cozy indoors!

This one reminds me of fairy tales with swans and dancing princesses....wearing out their slippers! I added a sheer sequined embroidered overlay.

Here the focus is on a life which permits the making of this kind of see, collect, remember and assemble images...."She had been shut away from the world" the text says. I added "While away the hours in your ivory towers"...perfect for the "daughter of time"! [from "The Games People Play" by Joe South]