Wednesday, January 15, 2014

And Then There Were None

 You know I have been counting down the pages to finish my never-ending altered book project and I am finally done.  I am saying good-bye to what has become an old friend but also looking forward to the next one.  I suppose people who do real jounaling probably feel the same way when one is ending and they are starting the next one.  This is not the last page in the book but seemed like a fitting quote for the final page to make.
 I showed the whole book a long time ago but took a few photos to document how it turned out.
 Is it any wonder I kept worrying about it bursting!  I am really pretty amazed it held up to all the handling.
 There are 52 pages and 103 quote collages.
I scolded myself throughout for doing the cover first because it is dimensional so it was frequently in my way.  That said, I am tempted to do the same thing next time because it is kind of motivating to have an attractive starting place.  They say you have to suffer to make great art.  Maybe you have to be inconvenienced to make mediocre art - haha! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

18 comments:

The Junque Seeker said...

Congrats on completion of this one. Can hardly wait to see the next!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Bittersweet to finish this one? Or excited for the next. Congrats! I love how full and colorful it is.

Gail Thayer said...

That is one beautiful journal....I can only imagine the satisfaction you feel every time you look at it!
Well done my friend......:)>

Jewels said...

Its wonderful - and I love your end page!

Createology said...

Your altered book is a treasure you will view many times until forever ends. Lovely to look at...

Annette said...

Oh wow, look at that! I have so enjoyed watching the progress of this altered book but I look forward to see you start a new one. You make GREAT art my friend!!

Maureen said...

It's FAR from mediocre! It is amazing!!! Love the last quote; very fitting Kathy. Wow, now that it's complete it is so impressive. Won't it be cool to read a few years from now?

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh my goodness, it is so incredibly creative. I hope you have it sitting out where you can enjoy it every day. Love all the little treasures you used.

Annette said...

The last quote is so perfect!! I think you have done a great job on creating a beautiful book. I have enjoyed seeing the pages come along and am amazed that it is so big. The colors are super!! You did a fine job!

Annette said...

The last quote is so perfect!! I think you have done a great job on creating a beautiful book. I have enjoyed seeing the pages come along and am amazed that it is so big. The colors are super!! You did a fine job!

vintage grey said...

Congrats on finishing! A beautiful job you have done!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Connie said...

Good Morning Kathy, Oh, it feels so good when something is completed, but I also know what you mean about it becoming an old friend. Do you remember the song, "make new friends but keep the old, for one is silver and the other is gold". You will find it fun to get it down off the shelf now and again and enjoy your creative labor. I started one last year and I'm only about a third of the way done . . . it's an adventure that I only take out when the mood hits me :) I love how you decorated the outside. Well, now it's time to start another . . . have fun :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks so pretty!! And congrats on finishing it!! :) Have a great weekend!! xo Holly

Betty Smith said...

Exactly what is an altered book? Do you take some pages out of a real book to allow room for the altering? I am intrigued.
Betty

Art and Sand said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

I have so much fun altering books and as soon as I finish the two projects that are looming, I am going to make an altered book.

Can't wait to see what you make next.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an accomplishment! I'll have to remember about the cover. You KNOW I'm going to work on journals this year! heehee!

CATHY said...

congratulations for completing it - it is lovely! I really need to start something like this. You inspire me Kathy!

Terri said...

We learned the same lesson! I too, embellished my book cover first and then regretted it! lol!
I am loving your altered book! 52 pages of pure fun! No wonder you worry it will come apart, it is packed, but in such a good way! You must have really enjoyed it. I hope some day to work in one like yours.
Hugs,
Terri