Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Disintegration Happens When You're Watching ... When You're Not.

HERE are my packets for the Disintegration Project that Seth Apter at The Altered Page inspired.
I am so glad I read his mysterious post and figured out he would be letting books or pages disintegrate over the winter! Yes, it's always been one of my deep-seated goals: having a book rot in my garden.
Now you know!
Actually, it's only recently that I've been able to do anything harmful to a book. Books have always been my salvation. I remember keeping my nose in one at recess so I wouldn't have to play with the other kids because I was so shy. (I know there are people out there gasping at those words! "Shy? She's shy?!? No way! Yeah, right.")
Well, it's true. I still covet books. They are dear to me. I don't know that I could stand to hold a Kindle instead of paper and book board.
Well, feast your eyes on these pics, my pretties.
And one more photo that make me grab my camera and take a picture WHILE I was DRIVING! (Don't tell my kids or the Mister ... or my insurance man.)
Do you think the little cars were in case the price of gas goes up again? I think it must have been Grandma and Grandpa in town buying one of the little cars for the grandkids. I bet there were some excited youngsters in town that day.
You know, if I had one of those - just a little bigger, however - I could drive one to work. OK. Nobody steal that idea. I'm contacting the Patent Office right now - femminismo


Seth said...

Bundles are looking great. Thanks for the close-ups. The third image is sooooo beautiful!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I am really enjoying the transformation/disintigration process. Thanks for the updates & for risking your life for that cool snap. :)

A rambling rose said...

You've reminded me to get my done in the next few days - several deadlines to meet this week and I had forgotten about it - enjoy the disintegration and look forward to seeing more...........

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

I know what you mean about how to treat your books - it always feels like the naughtiest thing I've ever done in my life if I tear anything up for papier mache! But I really love your disintegration project.

Kimmie said...

Your pages look so lovely and like they have a sense of belonging there among the leaves and soil.

ArtSparker said...

Fisher Price detritus will be here when we have crumbled to dust - no disintegration there!