Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WOYWW 167: the AB window edition

Short and sweet this week, just like Julia, our hostess with the mostess likes it. I'm still working on this window for my altered book lesson. It's still not ready for the curtain. I hope it's finally finished on Friday, This has been tougher than I thought.

I would never leave you without a rocking horse, and this pink one, washed out by the lack of light in my room, is a planter. Now I must find just the right plant to place in it. I'll be by when I can this week, because Wednesday morning my neighbor Sally and I are off to shop for a new tree for her yard, then we'll be off to lunch.

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52 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

You are trying to get ahead of the game. Have fun tree shopping. :) Make sure and talk her out of one that might send icky stuff into your yard...unless the prevailing winds are in your favor than I guess it won't really matter.

Spyder said...

Oh yes, tree shopping...sticky tree shopping?? Sounds like um..fun! Must have a big yard! Rocking horse is fabulous as always. Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)#13 unlucky for some!

Shoshi said...

Very interesting book, Elizabeth! altered books isn't something I've ever tried. Love the rocking horse too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #10

Lindsay Weirich said...

a great start, love the colors! Happy WOYWW!
Lindsay-Frugalcrafter #25

sandra de said...

Great window page. My AB is on hold at the moment as I have lots of art group committments. But sadly no inspiration. so I'm off to visit everyone to get those ideas flowing.
Sandra @32

famfa said...

Great colours. Happy tree hunting (wanted to write tree hugging!!)
Famfa 16

okienurse said...

Interesting book Elizabeth. Don't you hate it when it doesn't work out like you plan for it to do!! Cute pink rocking horse! Vickie #38

Joynana said...

Really love the rocking horse this week. And the book is interesting. I bought a book just to alter and could not make myself change it. #22

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Have fun with your friend. I always enjoy visiting nurseries.

That page looks really interesting with the cut out. Very clever of you (like always).

My blog candy is posted so check it out!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #37

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that's a pretty planter! my altered book is still waiting for me to finish some pages. oh where can i find more time! happy WOYWW, Elizabeth! thank you for sharing!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I'm likin' the window, can't wait to see the curtain. Hope you have fun tree shopping.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A pretty planter, that's for sure! And an interesting promising page in your altered book! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Ayala Art said...

I love the colors on your page! Have fun shopping and at lunch!

BJ said...

Glad you have reminded me about this lesson's homework as I have been slacking! Love the colours on your page. Surely not the neighbour whose tree has just been demolished????? BJ #47

jill said...

enjoy your tree shopping with your neighbour , have a good dy Jill #45

Lynn Holland said...

We had a fantastic die cutting workshop in my studio yesterday with REDANNE demonstrating and teaching us the art of this fabulous craft. So I know now what you are all talking about. Today I am looking at things on your desks with a more understanding eye. YIPPEE !
You can see what happened on my blog
Lynn -:) no. 54

Looking forward to seeing more of your book x

Helen said...

Thanks for stopping by already! Hope you have a lovely lunch with Sally. Helen, 3

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, I like the idea of a window with curtains, in a book, it holds a slight air of mystery. Love the rocking horse planter. Hope you have a lovely day with your friend, I love nurseries........Anne x #59

Annie said...

Love the planter. Have a fun day.
Hugs,
A x #61

scrappyjen said...

great work on the art journal - i have put windows in books to give sneak peaks before and hung/strung things in the aperture - have you looked at the kids book PEEPO! by Janet and Alan Ahlberg? It is an amazing book with apertures that give sneak peaks to details on the following page. And their artwork is just stunning. happy woyww jenx 60

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

love the rocking horse and yes the book too Elizabeth (love the colours) and posted your mail last week - mm not sure think it was a week ago or maybe Thursday but it is on its way anyway happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #64

Neet said...

Enjoy lunch! Not tried my rusting fabric yet, but am determined to do so. Hope your AB window comes together for you, nothing worse than getting frustrated with something you know you can do.
Happy WOYWW to you and Bleubeard.
Hugs, Neet '#21 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I like the planter - if you've gotta have a collection (and who doesn't) it's nice to have some practical pieces..helps me justify the addiction! Tree shopping sounds wonderful..a morning of pottering at a nursery surely demands a lunch stop too - although if I remember well, Sally doesn't walk too far, huh..so maybe an elevenses break...lovely. I did it yesterday with Mary Anne, just coffee and chatting after a quick trip around the Hobbycraft store..very nice diversion.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Fab horse this week. I love things with windows - it makes you feel you are getting a sneaky peek at something (so appropriate for the WOYWW crowd, as we are snoopy by nature!) Have a great WOYWW!

MA (2)

VonnyK said...

That book is really looking good. Putting in a window, now that's something I would never be able to do. Love that gorgeous rocking horse planter. Have fun tree shopping.
Have a great week.
Von #27

Bernice said...

Enjoy your day out - tree shopping!
Bernice #8

Peggy Cain said...

have a great day The art journal page is looking great! neat looking rocking horse planter.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice pages, love the colors and what you are doing. Your work desk is looking darn good to me. Hope lunch was yummy. xox

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Tree shopping - how lovely a thing to do with a friend. It is my dream to one day have an orchard... I can't explain why, I just do :)
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

butterfly said...

Journal page window looks exciting - yummy colours. Hope you're having/have had a great lunch and bought lovely trees!
Alison x
#80

Neesie said...

Hey Elizabeth...I think that rocking horse needs some time out in the sunlight!
Garden centres and lunch with a friend ~ what could be better ;D
Happy WOYWW ~ Neesie #30

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The window is look awesome so far! I just finished mine and found it to be probably the most time consuming of the pages so far...lots of gluing and waiting in this humid weather we are having. I hope to get a door page made before Monday, too!

Cardarian said...

My altered book has covers so I have started - I am very interested in that window thing!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

Pretty little planter - have a good day. x Jo

Monica said...

For 9 years i have an AB called friends. each time i work on it I find a deceased friend and quit. I will try in the next month to complete it as it is as much a tribute to my attempts at paper-crafting as it is to women friends. With all your tutorials I will be encouraged.

Danielle said...

I really am liking the window and color of your current book page. Dani #33

butlersabroad said...

Love the colours you've chosen for these pages Elizabeth. I read down a bit too and was very sad to see the tree being felled, I hope there was a really good reason for that and not just personal preference. Makes me think of the rendition of Bonny Portmore by Loreena McKennitt, incredibly haunting Celtic song about the loss of the old growth forests in the UK.

Hugs
Brenda 5

JoZart said...

I love the pages of your book. My favourite colour pallette and it looks quite spooky in such a nice way. I just wish I could get to work at mine. Still haven't shown you my progress, or lack of it!
Hope you have a good day out tree hunting and lunching. A new beginning after the sad loss of the other tree.
Lv JoZarty x

donnalouiserodgers said...

You won't know this - but I spent Sunday with you, I am all up to speed on my AB, I cannot tell you how much fun I had, you are an elegant teacher, and one day i will show you my left finger - our left fingers could be twins, only I have always thought of mine as wonderfully unique in terms of it's uselessness and bizarre shape, i think yours is fab too, never would I have thought of your hands as ugly, ugly hands couldn't make the beautiful things you make.. I will update my blog with images of the work I have done under you instruction as soon as I get a minute!!!! Take care B@E oh and if you ask I will show you my deformity...

can't remember my number - here's an easy link - copy and paste www.adonnathing.com I am late so don't feel you have to come over straight away...

dxxxx

Bridget Larsen said...

That books is starting to look interesting
Bridget #43

Anne said...

Realy llove the colours on your book and a cute rocking horse. Hope you gat the tree. Happy WOYWW Anne x

mamapez5 said...

I love the colours on your window page.
I hope you found the tree your neighbour wanted, and had a good lunch together. Kate x #69

May said...

Beautiful window page.. fab colours! have fun tree hunting & eating... Hugs May x x x#5

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, loving the colour combo. I also took a tour of your studio, amazing especially the idea to keep embossing powders upside down so you can see what colour it is, love the handmade papers and the idea of having a studio big enough for a microwave. Love the WOYWW sewing machine dust cover too!

Kyla #52

~*~Patty S said...

Your window looks very nice already...looking forward to the next step

Cute rocking horse...different again :)

I am wondering if Sally is your neighbor...but thinking probably not?

oxo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Have fun tree shopping! Love how the window is coming along. It will have curtains, you say? Well, that I will have to come back and check out at some point. The planter is great. I used to have a similar style planter as a kid, it looked like a carriage rather than a rocking horse. It had Styrofoam and fake flowers in it and I played with it a lot-it would give my little ceramic animals a ride amongst the flowers.

Lisa Richards said...

Very pretty rocking horse! I'm liking the altered book you're working on! Thanks for stopping by and have a great WOYWW and week!
Lisa
#36

Amy E said...

LOVE love love the colors you're using on your altered book! Can't wait to see it all finished!!

Amy E. #4
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Tertia said...

Really cute rocking horse this week. Hope you got just the right plant for it.
Loving the colours on the altered book page. The window is looking good too!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

Elizabeth said...

Delighted to read that there is going to be a new tree planted in the yard ... hope you both find just the right one for the space. The rocking horse is cute. Those colours on your book look well together. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #54

Di said...

Cute rocking horse :)

Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #7

Morti said...

Ooh, sweet little planter and what fab colours in your AB! Thanks for stopping by this week....