I used to have a blog. It was a lovely little blog and I enjoyed it. Then Facebook came along and I got lazy and stopped posting on my blog, using Facebook as a blog. Which was fine for a while, but then it wasn’t. I have wanted to get this new blog up and running for oh, maybe a year now. I designed it and everything. And it has taken me a year to do the first post. I am finally so sick of procrastinating, torturing myself, THINKING about what the perfect post would be….I just don’t care anymore.
I’m just going to start right here and now.
I played in the studio last week and created an altered book for my friend, Susie’s 60th birthday. I took a sweet pocket size French-English vintage dictionary, and made her an altered book that commemorated our shared family’s trip together in Paris 10 years ago.
My favorite part of making these books: cutting out the reliquary type of niche in the book and making a “shadowbox” within the book. Vintage Eiffel Tower postcard, vintage bakelite heart, cheesy 99 cent Goodwill Frame aged/ “UGED” using the Michael De Meng technique of aging/antiquing anything at all.
That wasn’t so bad. THAT is what I have been agonizing over????
It was actually pretty fun. Really fun.
I think I’m hooked. All or nothing. Here we go.
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