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

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Secret Garden" Altered Book

My altered book from the four-month round robin has finally returned home! It was almost like Christmas to receive this and unveil each lovely page. Three other people worked in my book and made some amazing pages. Thank you Kris, Pat and Carole from the bottom of my heart!

Here are the spreads Carole made:

The background on this first page is a napkin I think - so pretty. Love that paper lace too.

I love the window on the second spread - there is a transparency inside and you can see the floral picture from the next spread. Great idea!

Next are Pat's pages. My fav is the first one which is a copy of an original drawing Pat made.

Love these colorful flower girls!

The scans of the veggie and fruit pages above don't do justice to the detailed colored pencil work Pat did - very nice!

And here are Kris' pages. The first spread has an "evidence" book on the left side (second picture shows the opened book). Check out that darling button fringe on the right page!

The flower spread was done with oil pastels and has such a lovely finish. I think this was all freehand - lovely Kris! Isn't that ladybug the cutest?

The last spread is a tranquil oriental garden - I would never have thought of that! I love the Asian text and images.

I am so pleased with my book. I have lots of empty pages too and plan on doing more work in this. I still have to finish the front cover as well. Thank you all for sharing your art with me!


*Beatriz Jennings* said...

love your work! thanks for stop by my blog! ;)

nise on gw said...

Hey Susan -

Haven't been by in quite awhile, but had a few moments to gawk today and wanted to say that this book is GORGEOUS! What a treasure! And congrats on the upcoming addition to the family. take care