Today's creation for AEDM
It's a vintage ladybird book I picked up on one of my recent treasure hunts (car boot sales/flea markets/charity shops etc) and I thought I would alter it. It has a damaged spine - which to me is fantastic as I can add some dangles of broken jewellery before I repair it. I am also showing my desk as I'm linking to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday
over at Julia's Stamping Ground blog as I didn't want to miss the weekly fun just because November is AEDM & NaNoWriMo time.
Today I'm just going to be gessoing pages as below, leaving all of the artwork as part of the altered design:
But what I thought was really cool is that it is from 1984 - my birth year - so I think I'll turn it into something to do with that year, or perhaps my journey from that year to this, we'll see.
Tomorrow I'm going to have to get some painting (other than painting of another new book) done, otherwise by the end of this month I'm going to be swamped in new journals and altered books to fill up, if I continue the way I seem to have started.
Day 1's final word count for NaNoWriMo
was: 1668. The last 1000 words were a lot easier than the first 600 so I'm hoping (in my naivety) it is like writing a university essay - it's the first few sentences that cause the most pain, but then leads into you realising you have a lot more to say on the subject than you ever thought possible.
Here's hoping anyhow, thanks for stopping by, much love Jennibellie xx
OK...what is AEDM? (Showing my age) :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see what you do with your book!
interesting work, looking forward to seeing this finished!ReplyDelete
Happy WOYWW! Debxx
You have the coolest ideas for making book/ journal thingies! Keep up the word count!ReplyDelete
What a great book to alter - that is one of my favorite stories! Congrats on 1668 words!!! Since I am a painty person that word count really really really impresses me!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see what you do with this one! :)ReplyDelete
beautiful find, can't wait to see what you create. happy aedm! xoxo KristenReplyDelete
Great idea for an altered book! NaNoWriMo + AEDM --wow that's a lot of creating lined up for the month :)ReplyDelete
Great job on the NaNo word count!ReplyDelete
I'm at the stage where I need to do some painting, too - specifically, painting of all the lovely recycled cardboard I bought. Might try that tomorrow. :)
Also, I saw this and thought of you. http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blogs/jenn/archive/2011/10/31/art-journalers-alert.aspx You do such creative things with journals and tutorials, and I know they'll love you.
I used to love those ladybird books and had a huge collection... can't wait to see how it turns out and looking forward to seeing the painting part... have fun with it and see you tomorrow xxReplyDelete
You are a very brave soul to tackle both NaNoWriMo and AEDM! Looking forward to seeing how your book turns out too! :) Good luck this month!ReplyDelete
Oh my, two challenges in one month. I am in total awe of you. I'm not even doing one, haha. Love the illustrations in the book you are altering.ReplyDelete
1984? Surely not...good grief I'm so old. And you've got a non-pink croapdile. My word I'm fast falling out with you!ReplyDelete
yes what is AEDM, cool altered book and abook about your year of birth would be really awesome or a page for every 10 yearsReplyDelete
I love this idea of leaving the original images! Great idea for a journal :)ReplyDelete