Working on something new. I love my old books, and framing the great pictures inside of them. But what to do with the leftovers? It almost feels worse to take apart the book because then you really have taken away its function.
Thanks to some helpful books, like “The Repurposed LIbrary” by Lisa Occhipinti, and the beautiful “Playing with Books” by Jason Thompson, I can see that there is an after life.
Journals. I want to make journals. I want you to want them too. Just getting started, not happy about the learning curve, but I put some $$ into equipment and here is one of my first books:
Actually, it is doll house furniture, or an illustration on crafted doll house furniture, but what the hey, it looks like odd modern furniture, with great colors and patterns, so I framed it and now it is for sale in my store on etsy.
It is from this fun craft book from 1967, “McCall’s Golden Do-it Book”.
2 new pictures went up today at Gotcha Cha Cha on etsy. As usual, $25 each, nicely matted and framed. “Peter Pan and Wendy” is a cover page, with a library stamp and some numbers on it. The illustration is very strong, and all the other stuff speaks to its history. I like it. And for Thanksgiving a turkey, except that it is a pink and black turkey (and a lovely double mat, very fancy for me).
When you get to have a workshop with Leo Klein, the artist and Waldorf educator, you gotta share:
This is my husband Mike, with Leo Klein, and the ball he just finished painting in watercolor, which is not easy to do!