Sunday, February 4, 2018

Does Absence Make The Heart Grow Fonder???????

 I have been absent from my blog for too long.  Did you miss me???   I probably won't be doing the Tea Cup Tuesday every week as my life has taken me in other directions.  But I do hope to at least do a blog post every week.

I am on a HUGE mission to finish up some sewing, quilting, crafting and more projects over this year.  I completed a quilt and it is now waiting for binding.  I have another quilt at the long arm lady's shop and it should be returned to me in a couple of weeks.

When they are done pictures will be posted.

I have been working on the Altered Books I have created over the past 20 years.... YEP... 20 years. Most are fully done but I discovered a few that I never really put finishing touches on to make them complete.

The reason I am inspired to do that is that a good friend and I recently attended the most amazing art show at a nearby college....  It was held at Penn College in Williamsport, PA.   It was actually a double art show.  The formal show in the main gallery was called  BOOKS UNDONE.   The art of the altered book.
Click on the links below for the brochure and the catalog of the show.

Brochure:

 Catalog:

In addition there was another show in the main part of the library called Old Books, New Lives featuring altered book art created by students and faculty members using books that were ready to be discarded from the library.  To me this part was the best and here are some  pictures of work I REALLY liked.    I am showing some of the items since their pictures were not included in the catalog and I think these are really terrific.





What a fun way to use books that are scheduled to go to the shredder!!!  Good recycling.

I hope you will come back again next week to see what I am up to.... perhaps I will have the quilt bound and ready to show off.