Thursday, May 29, 2008

Here Are My Twelve "Children."

JUST like children, they are precious to me. Here, at last, is a picture of the 12 art journals and/or altered books I have made since April 2007.
Lined up in order of the months - from April to April - moments, days, months and finally a year. Not every day complete. Not every cover decorated just right.
Maybe some day, in my rocking chair, I'll complete them with my gnarled and knobby arthritic fingers.
Something to help me remember the days. Tomorrow I'll post some random pages from each, but maybe I'll make them into a slide show rather than post two dozen pictures. Now it's off to watch the "Lost" finale. Right, T? - femminismo


Nikki said...

I am so intrigued by your altered books. I would really love to see them. Maybe next time the family gets would bring them and I could take a peak. I am really in awe of them.

Candace said...

WOW, Jeanne. I would love for you to tell us more about this process so we all can compare "how to". I am like Nikki, above, in awe of them and your creative marathon.

Did you use the same method or try different approaches? Just wonderful.


femminismo said...

Thanks for your comments. I am just a beginner in binding books and altering them, so I have a ton to learn.
I tried all sorts of techniques and loved every minute of it. It all fit in with my messy, go at it without knowing anything, why not try it attitude. I still play "too safe" sometimes. With this art there's just not enough time! - Jeanne

Anonymous said...

You got it right this time! ;)
And what a finale it was, huh?

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous collection, you have been busy. I've been working in the same journal for over twelve months now.

Dawn Sellers said...

So very impressive, seeing all of them together. I do hope you will continue on with your books. They will be treasures to your family.