Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Altered Board Book - Home Again

My altered board book has returned to me. After sending it off into the hands of five other ladies in mid April, it has finally come home. I chose a house-shaped book to use for the swap and if you're interested in seeing the original blank book naked and to see what I did before sending it out into the world, click here. I had a bit of a fright getting the book returned from the final participant, and she didn't even end up doing her pages in my book, which made me sad after I had spent so much time on her pages . . . but the coordinator of the swap, Destree, managed to track down the book and with the help of our mutual friend, Shelby, they managed to get their hands on the book and Shelby even completed the book by doing art on the two unfinished pages! Such a sweet thing to do . . .

The book is delicious. It is full of words rich in meaning, art that inspires. Everyone has used different techniques to complete their pages. There are whimsical doodads glued in, textures that beg to be touched; poems and quotes litter the pages. A sensory delight. But enough babbling, here are some photos.

Now, pleae join me for a walk through each room of my home.


shelby said...

:) you are so prompt, I need to get my pictures taken and posted. I really loved every minute of this project, your book is so gorgeous!

Dayna Collins said...

I do love my book! Thank you for your two contributions. And I'm only prompt because 1) it's too hot to be outside or working in my studio, and 2) I leave tomorrow and won't be home again until August 15th!

Deldino said...

visually stunning.

Candace said...


Your book is simply lovely! I'm sorry to hear someone did not complete their pages, but it sounds like Shelby came to the rescue and what a wonderful artistic touch she has :) I'm happy your book is home.

Destree said...

The book came together so well...sorry for the turbulent end to the swap; all is well and 'home' again! Thanks for posting, now I need to get my camera out and do the same SLACKER that I am :0)

Gerri said...

Another beautiful altered book! Love the windows in this one.

Hallo! said...

WOW.....a wonderful studio to work in...... and a beautiful board book.....really like it!!!

Thx for your answer to my question.... :o)

Greetz from Düsseldorf


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