Saturday, October 3, 2009

An old project: White Book

Back in 2005, I made this white book in a color swap. Since I don't have a single thing to show today (still working on that same long term project), I drug these photos out. I tried to clean them up a bit, but without Photoshop, I'm at a real loss. The program I'm trying to use just doesn't give that many options and believe me, I've tried them all this morning.

Here is the front cover of the book. It was made from "barf bags" from an airline. There are a total of 14 pages, not including the front and back covers. However, some of the pages appear to be missing, so I will show all I have.

These are one side of the tags I made to place in the book. I can tell how much my style has changed in 4 years.

This is the other side of the tags. The square ones on the left with the tassles were made from perfume samples.

The outside back and front of the book before assembly. The back side has the word "white" encapsulated in clear resin in used bottle caps.

These are pages 5 and 6. The house is made using paint chips and hand made paper. The right side uses magazine images and a rubber stamped image on my handmade paper.

Pages 7 and 8 use anaglyptus wall paper, which is raised and textured. I applied white Lumiere to the raised part.

The left side's background incorporates a crossword puzzle. I don't even remember what the image is. The right side is a clear envelope with something inside (see how it pays to document what you do?) and two small dominoes.

Pages 13 and 14 are nature inspired. I wrapped shells, tumbled glass, and sticks with wire or string on the left side, and used a round shell on the right, which I attached using gold wire.

Here is the book from the back after it was assembled and before I added the tags.

Here is what it looked like after I added the tags. I attached the book by running white lace through the punched holes.

My style has really changed (or should I say "improved") in the last few years, so sometimes it's good to get photos out and see how much you've grown. At least I feel like I have grown a bit over the years. It would be sad if I thought this was still my best work to date. So why not revisit something you did four or five years ago and see how much you have grown.

Since it's Saturday, I have plans to spend the entire day in the studio. Hopefully I will have a bit of new art to share on Monday.

4 thoughtful remarks:

Findings Art by Donna said...

HI E... LVE the white book. Even tho you say style has changed, it is a great book. :) I saw a swap done in an art shop that used white tags, and it was great ART too. There is something about WHITE... NeatO bottle caps on there.

Anonymous said...

Even though you have change a bit, I still like your old work.

Rachel

Seth said...

Oh this is just beautiful. You have created quite the vision in white here! And it is great to look back and see both where you have come from and where you are going!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

You are so active and prolific it's easy to fall behind ... A white book must have been a great challenge, your pages look great and I also enjoy looking back and wondering what the future will bring ... at present I am going to hit the hay :)