Friday, April 8, 2011

New Altered Book Pages

Harry Truman was known for saying "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" but Benjamin Franklin said it first: "If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun". You can interpret this as a suggestion to stay on the porch if you're not prepared to run with the big dogs but I prefer to think of it as advice to know yourself. Irving Berlin said "Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it". I have shared before that I work in this book randomly and don't necessarily think about how the quotes relate to each other, although I did put those two Janis Joplin pages facing. Mostly I think about trying to use complementary colors. These two were random but now that they are finished {for now!}, it is kind of interesting how the quotes relate to each other. I got a nice note from Beth Livesay today confirming my little fabric journal will FINALLY be included in the spring copy of SEW Somerset. The photos I used were taken exactly one year ago. I found myself staring at the pictures thinking, really, that's what I did?? - LOL! When it comes home it will be all new again! It has been a daunting week in the office and the weatherman is promising a nice day on Saturday so I'm looking forward to some outdoor time. Sunday we will be back to rain so wish me some junking luck! Enjoy your weekend.


Annette said...

The first thing I noticed was how colorful, bright and cheerful the pages were. Both are great quotes. I had not heard the Ben Franklin one before but I like it. So glad you got the word on the journal finally! Have fun junkin'...wish I could go with you!!

Diane said...

Love the colors of these pages! Congrats on the magazine too! It's actually going to be a tiny bit warmer here today, but no real sales starting up yet. Next week is a nice antique show that they have twice a year here--can't wait for that!