Sunday, March 30, 2008

In Progress: Altered Book 2008

I wanted to keep you posted on the progress I have made on my second altered book. It is not complete, but all of the background pages have been painted, glued in and sewn.

It is all ready for the pieces of art I have yet to create and glue in. I am enjoying the process of making a space for things to come instead of wanting to start and complete the project right away.

The cover is made of felt with the altered photo of Emmitt I created last week in photoshop sewn on the front.


The new empty pages were made from glueing in decorative papers and sewing on beads and embellishments. They are ready for more art!



Some completed pages...











Ready for art...



I purchased this cool pug embellishment on Etsy and glued it onto the last page of my book.



Here are the last two pages of my book. I created a little polka dot envelope to put small mementos into.

I am excited to see what I will create this Spring/Summer to finish off this book. I will keep you posted. :)

12 comments:

Tara Ross Studios said...

Wow, you were busy this weekend! I love your book, and all the yummy colored pages. I especially like the page with the pugs in the car. Books are so much work, I don't make them very often.

A treasure to keep.

xo...

Nichol Brinkman said...

I love the book---especially the pugs in the car! FUN!

Abby Creek Art said...

You did such a great job, Melissa! The pages are so bright and textured and colorful...and I love all the sewing bits you incorporate. You are amazing!

Ruth Welter said...

I love it Melissa...Cannot wait to see how you fill the rest of the book.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...your altered book is amazing!!!

I love it...it will be a cherished piece forever...

you can feel the passion and love that went into making it...

hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

Cheers,
Diana

TwoPugs said...

Your book is amazing! I love pretty paper but I never know what to do with it. LOL

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great book. What awesome pages. You are so cool.

Roxy

Frances Louise said...

You can sew onto books?!? Mommy didn't know that!

Thank you for your concern about me and Ohren. We were very sorry to hear about Emmitt's vision loss . . . isn't it always the one we love that hurts us the most? Don't worry -- Daddy is watching the german shepherd's every move . . . he will separate us if things looks dicey for me.

cowbelly said...

Oh my gosh, every time I come to your blog I see such new and creative things!

I don't know how you fit so much creativity into one tiny body. Emmitt must help you there. I can just see him over your shoulder. "No mom, that page is too busy, I like the yellow one more, oh that's perfect" Hee hee hee.

Beautiful book Melissa!

Carla Sonheim said...

This book is very inspiring! Makes me want to run right out and alter a book.

Moira said...

Sweet Lord, you've been busy! I'm loving all your creative endeavors, but think the altered book is my favorite. Awesome piece that keeps evolving, very cool!

Nevis said...

I love the book and the Esty pug is adorable!