"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Last page for "Sea" altered book


This one was a tough one for me. I just could not get inspired as lots of the usual sea/beach/seahorse/pirate themes had been done. After browsing through piles of my saved pictures, postcards, postage stamps, stickers, etc. etc., I finally found an old postcard of fishing boats in a harbor. I glued it to the page and gessoed around it, then painted around with blue paint. Then my muse skipped out for a few days! Today when I looked at the still fairly empty pages, I decided to add houses for the foreground harbor scene. The Fresh Fish sign is a sticker but I attached painted toothpicks to make it into a sign and made it into a "pop-out" - it pops out from the page when the book is opened. This is not my favorite page, but at least I'm now done with my three spreads and can send it on to the next person. I hope Pat likes the pages I've done in her book.

4 comments:

Tangled Threads said...

These pages are lovely. I feel like I'm looking right out at the harbour.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Oh Susan I think it's brilliant ... the houses made it .... Linda F

paru's_circle said...

awesome!

Sue McGettigan said...

I love this - really wonderful pages!