pages, etc….

The book I chose for my new altered book visual journal was printed in the 60’s.  It is part of a set of Time-Life Books.  I think I picked this one up at our local library book sale.  I altered the title to suit my purposes and put some decorative duct tape around the worn edges of the book.  Here’s the cover:

Here is the inside front cover. The nature collage piece with the animals is from the original book.  I plan to leave some of the photos unaltered as I work through the book.

This is the first spread in the book….I love black masking tape:

Here are some more drawings from the old book:

27 thoughts on “pages, etc….

  1. heathersbee August 7, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    I remember doing a project similar to this back in middle school, but I wasn’t artistic enough to make it as nice as yours.


  2. audrakrell August 7, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    This is really cool. Love your drawings and the personalization of your book.


  3. Tiana Feng August 7, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Omg, so cute. I love the idea of this since you don’t need to buy those pricey project books to start!


  4. Floyda Foley August 7, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Simply gorgeous pieces!


  5. Richard Hain August 7, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Nice!!! I wish I could be as neat and artistic in my blogsite. Great job making the 60’s look fresh and cool. Cheers!!!


  6. Kaye Hall August 7, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    Love your work – inspiring, playful 🙂


  7. Christin Christin August 8, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Reblogged this on Christineaux and commented:
    Saya suka menggambar buku teks pelajaran. Tapi gambar saya tidak sebagus orang ini haha.


  8. Annegien Tijssen August 8, 2012 / 1:54 am

    OMG, this looks amazing! I love the idea of using an old book for your art journaling. I’ve just started an art journal myself, but on a blank note book. I love how the text of the book becomes part of the art. I would struggle with starting though…I just love books so much. I guess buying a cheap book at a library sale is not such a bad idea…


  9. TheBowTieButterFly August 8, 2012 / 2:38 am

    I’m obsessed with your creation! I love it! What a fantastic idea/amazing job! You’re very talented! I also love the drawings– you’re a great illustrator! I’m going to have to make one of my own!! Congrats on being freshly pressed!! 🙂


  10. littlecitybot August 8, 2012 / 7:37 am

    wowww this is really wonderful! very cool idea! thanks for sharing.


  11. lara hentz August 8, 2012 / 8:48 am

    Reblogged this on lara hentz and commented:
    SO creative and inspiring! Check it out!


  12. Molly August 8, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Very cool idea, thanks for sharing!


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