Next to faces, I think words or text in art is one of my favorite subject. But I think that is for another entry, this is about BOOKS! which is just as good. I love books! I love reading them, collecting them, altering them and making them. I have taken classes on book binding, participated in Altered Book round robins and tip-in swaps. I have even taught and shared the art of altered books with my students. I dream of having a house where I have a room that is JUST for books. I picture it as one of those turret round multi-story rooms with a ladder to reach higher levels of books.
So anyways… here is my pick for Seth’sÂ Playing Favorites: the library.
This is a mixed media book that I made inspired by DJ Pettitt. I bought a kit from her that included some images, transparent and white papers and fabrics along with a mini instruction booklet on how to do image transfers.Â I was later able to take a class from her at ArtFiber Fest in 2006.
As much as I love to make paper books,Â I am more interested now in making fabric books and journals. You are sure to see some of these in the near future!
I LOVE BOOKS! Not just art books, which I blogged about. I actually have a room designated at the library. With floor to ceiling shelving on two walls. At one point I worked at cataloging my books on Librarything, when I reached over 2,000 I got freaked out at stopped.
I just wish my library looked as good as this one, sigh.